TURKEY: SEEMO condemns armed attack against journalist in Turkey

TURKEY, 23/08/2015

23 August 2015

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) was gravely concerned by the recent attack on Murat Sancak, Board Chairman of Star Media in Istanbul. 

Sancak is a prominent media figure. He and his bodyguard were attacked by unknown assailants while in a car on 20 August. Despite the gunfire, Sancak and his guard escaped without injuries. The incident was reported to the police. 

SEEMO recalls a previous attack on Star Media that occurred in July of this year, when a bomb was left in the premises of the media outlet. 

SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI). SEEMO’s press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.

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