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News Editor tells of jailed journalists
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The largest newspaper in Turkey was raided by national police last year and dozens of journalists were thrown in jail.Judges who tried to side with those journalists and set them free suffered the same fate.That was the account given Thursday by the man who formerly served as editor-in-chief for the largest newspaper in Turkey with a circulation of nearly 1 million. Abdulhamit Bilici told his story to members of the Rotary Club of McMinnville during their regular meeting.“He’s doing everything in his power to silence his opposition,” said Bilici referring to Turkish President Recep Erdogan. “He has had his political opponents thrown in jail.