Almost no one now buys the Zaman newspaper persecuted by authorities, media report
The Turkish newspaper Zaman, after facing persecution by the authorities, has almost completely lost its readership, The Times writes.
Until recently, it was one of the few large publications of the opposition wing. Now, by a court decision, a board of trustees has been appointed to manage the newspaper. The journalists of publication believe that this will lead to its closure.
Today sales of the newspaper confirm these concerns: if about 650 thousand copies were previously bought daily, now it is only about 6 thousand.
"It is like the newspaper died on Friday night, and it was resurrected in another body on Saturday. Every day we are creating issues that do not reach the printing press," RIA Novosti quoted the editor of the foreign edition of the newspaper, Mustafa Edip Yilmaz, as saying.