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April 18, 2017

A Few Quick Updates On The Musa Kart Situation

The situation facing jailed Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart and dozens of his journalistic peers hasn't changed in the main this week, but there are a bunch of incremental-change stories that could have an effect down the line. There's an on-line campaign now for the journalists. Jake Tapper took up for Kart's situation in direct fashion. President Trump is said to have given verbal support to a recent referendum said to have increased the power of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a man whose anti-press stance is well-known and his contempt for speech through cartoons displayed over a bunch of years now.
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