Editor: Erdogan urged attack on Turkish Cypriot newspaper


NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) – The editor of a left-wing Turkish Cypriot newspaper on Monday accused Turkey’s president of instructing supporters to launch a violent attack against his publication’s offices over criticism for Ankara’s military offensive into Syria.

Sener Levent said his newspaper Afrika won’t be silenced in calling out Turkey’s policies either in the breakaway north of ethnically-split Cyprus or elsewhere.

Bur 1aDozens of Turkish flag-waving protesters smashed windowpanes and hurled stones, eggs and other items at Afrika’s first floor offices in the Turkish Cypriot half of the divided capital, Nicosia, said Levent’s assistant, Cinel Husseyin.

She said a few tried to storm the offices and accused police of not doing enough to hold protesters back.

Levent said Turkish…

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