The commissioner of the Zaman newspaper is just the latest in a long series of government attacks on media not aligned in Turkey, in the silent complicity of the US and Europe.
Erdoğan era in Turkey that a newspaper is closed, an opposition journalist arrested or fired after one of many invectives ad personam of the president, it has become so familiar as not to arouse more in public focus.
Between now a bloody monthly attacks, systematic repression by the police of street protests,(http://www.zic.it/turchia-istanbul-caricata-manifestazione-delle-donne/) diplomatic crisis with world powers and a violent war against the Kurdish separatists of the PKK in the southeast of the country, the commissioner of Zaman, one of the most important Turkish newspapers, for many it is just a story of many.
After the breakout took place between the president and the Muslim preacher Gulen, a former supporter of the government in 2013 became opponent of the owner and the daily Zaman, Erdogan and the government headed by his party in the last three years have assumed the almost exclusive police check , judiciary, intelligence agencies, the media and even the army by placing loyalists of the President in all the major nerve centers of the state. Today the voices and institutions in a position to counterbalance the power of Erdogan counted on the fingers of one hand.
To pay the price are the Turkish journalists as the Director of Cumhuriyet Can Dündar, released pending trial on February 26, and the Kurds. One of the major independent television stations close to the Kurdish movement, IMC-TV was obscured, ironically, the very day of the liberation of Dündar, and all other dissenting voices who courageously continue to demand more democracy and rights. President turkish, however, knows that it can act undisturbed. Brussels is too busy to make a deal with Ankara to lock down the borders of Fortress Europe to give weight to these things and the US can not do without the support of turkish in the “war against the Islamic State” in Syria to go beyond ritual declarations.