Zaman France weekly was terminated with concerns over reader and journalist safety and threats. In the face of threats, intimidation and accusations, the editor-in-chief of Zaman France decided to stop the publication of the daily. “We received hundreds of death threats”, he said in an interview given to Politis France. “Our addresses and contact information running on social networks. The pro-AKP accounts shared pictures of us and accuse us of being terrorists. Even the spokesman for the Turkish embassy in Belgium released my picture on Twitter, calling the people to take action against the traitors. And it is also difficult for the families of journalists who live in Turkey. Dozens of relatives were arrested by police,” he added.

Other branches of Zaman Newspaper in Belgium, Germany and Britain also shut down amid threats and intimidations.

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