Turkish post-coup crackdown sparks democracy fears

ANKARA, Turkey - A dozen police officers, joined by officials from Turkey's treasury and the county's broadcasting watchdog, marched into the pro-Kurdish IMC-TV television station, sealed off its control rooms and forced the channel off the air during a live program on democracy.

The station had anticipated the raid ever since the government, using powers it acquired by declaring a state of emergency in the wake of the July 15 coup attempt, last week ordered IMC-TV and 22 other broadcasters to shut down.

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