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February 28, 2011

European journalists condemn gun attack and death threat to Cyprus editor

The European Federation of Journalists has condemned a gun attack and death threat to the Turkish Cypriot newspaper Africa and its editor Sener Levent on Friday evening. The attack shocked the island’s media community and prompted trade unions and journalists’ groups in both Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities to join together to vigorously protest over this latest act of intimidation against one of the leading independent media voices. “We join our colleagues in their expression of anger and... MORE
January 14, 2011

Journalist summarily deported after residing in Northern Cyprus since 1991

Journalist Necmettin Çapa was expelled Tuesday by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (a de facto state recognised only by Turkey). A Turkish citizen of Kurdish origin who has lived in Northern Cyprus since 1991, Çapa was deported to Turkey together with his entire family, according to Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF). The Turkish Cypriot police began by raiding Çapa’s home Tuesday morning and threatening to deport his wife and their two children on their own... MORE