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Turkish authorities are gagging reporting about the Ankara blasts

Reader comment on item: Making Sense of the Ankara Bombing
in response to reader comment: one other player- Quds Force/Hezbollah

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Oct 17, 2015 at 04:49

Hi, Ayatollah. You said,

While far less likely, other possibilities are Egyptian intelligence as payback for Erdogun's support of the Muslim Brotherhood and Erdogun himself as he is a first rate bad actor in his own right and desperate to win the upcoming election.

I tend to suspect Erdogan, above everyone else:

Media clampdown with gag order on Ankara bombing backfires
October 16, 2015, Friday/ 17:47:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN / ISTANBUL
A court-imposed media gag order on an investigation into the bombing in Ankara seems to have backfired as a number of TV channels and media outlets have continued to publish details of the attack amid reactions against the ban, which is seen as an attempt to cover up the massacre and violate the public's right to information.
-- http://www.todayszaman.com/national_media-clampdown-with-gag-order-on-ankara-bombing-backfires_401757.html

Meanwhile, Erdogan continues to arrest journalists left and right. If he has nothing to hide, why the repression?


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