The Turkish-language newspaper Zaman will stop its operations in Germany after receiving threats to its readers, a member of staff has reported. The Turkish government had already seized control of Zaman Newspaper in Turkey in March.

“Our subscribers are being visited; they are being threatened that if they continue to subscribe, they will have problems,” Bag said. He added that the current situation in Turkey, where the government is carrying out a wide-ranging media purge, was spilling over into Germany.

Mustafa Altas, a member of the newspaper’s board, said it was still unclear whether the internet version of the newspaper, “Zaman-online,” would continue its German operations.

The French and Belgian editions of the newspaper have already stopped publishing due to threats.

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