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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Mahir Zeynalov has been married to a Turkish woman for 15 months and would be eligible for Turkish nationality in three years, Today's Zaman said.
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said today that Zeynalov's deportation "is a further setback for the dire state of media freedom in Turkey." "Freedom of expression does not stop at statements deemed proper by those in power, and limiting this right will further tighten the control of media," the body's media freedom representative Dunja Mijatovic said.He will continue tweeting anyway: CHP headMain opposition Republican People’s Party head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu also criticized the government over Zeynalov’s deportation. “Will he stop tweeting after he will be gone? Yes he will,” Kılıçdaroğlu said urging Erdoğan to show commitment for individual rights. “The problem should be solved first in the mentalities. The prime minister should say that he is on the side of freedoms. This can’t be done by tailing himself a media army,” he said.
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