’We respect our state; we react to unlawfulness and tyranny’

Paying a visit to İpek media headquarters after police intruded building with trustees on Wednesday morning, Zaman Editor-in-Chief Abdulhamit Bilici said “We respect our state. We respect laws. Our reaction is to unlawfulness and tyranny,”.

Deputy from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Mahmut Tanal stated that the prosecutors did not find anything even a pocketknife in the companies of Koza İpek Holding but they reacted to companies as if they are terrorist organizations.

Bilici stated that police raids and seizures of critical media outlets mean a crackdown on democracy, the free media, the opposition, investments and free enterprise.He also called on people not to be duped by provocations.