North Cyprus journalist takes on Turkey’s mighty Erdogan


“There is always a price you pay for freedom of expression”

  • AFP
  • Arab News

NICOSIA: Jail time, angry mobs and assassination attempts — editor Sener Levent has paid a price for challenging Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and authorities in breakaway northern Cyprus through his tiny newspaper.

Alongside the stacks of old papers on his desk in northern Nicosia, a luminous screen displays footage from security cameras at his office’s entrances.

The cameras are part of protective measures in place since gun attacks in 2011 targeted Levent, who has run the…

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