REPORTER AND FOUNDER OF YENI MUSAVAT RECEIVE DEATH THREATS

December 21st, 2011
Today, Yeni Musavat newspaper founder Rauf Arifoglu reported to IRFS that the editorial office is receiving repeated insulting and threatening calls.

According to Rauf Arifoglu, an unknown person who identified himself as ‘Erdogan’ and ‘Kurdish son’ at different times, used inappropriate language against Nasimi, author of article published in the newspaper  under the title “Caught terrorist reveals shameful life of PKK”  and Arifoglu, and threatened them with death. “This article was originally published on Milliyet newspaper operating in Turkey. Moreover, all online and print media operating in Turkey reported about it.  It is not clear why that person targeted Yeni Musavat. If this person is disappointed, he should go to press outlets that originally published the news,” said Rauf Arifoglu.
Rauf Arifoglu appealed to law enforcement bodies requesting them to find and bring the unknown person into justice.
Yeni Musavat newspaper has been publishing daily since 1989.