Police in Diyarbakir prevented the Kurdish newspaper, Xwebûn from being sent to Istanbul threatening the bus company who transported it and their employees, reported Mezopotamya News Agency.
The police went to the bus station threatened the bus company employees telling them “You will not send this newspaper” on 15 October.
Kadri Esen, owner of the only Kurdish-language newspaper in Turkey, had before made a plea of public support on 19 September when 100 issues of ‘Xwebûn’ were then confiscated by the Turkish police.
The police have confiscated 100 issues of Xwebûn, the only Kurdish-language newspaper distributed inside Turkey.
Throughout the 1990s, dozens of Kurdish journalists and distributors of the Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem were assassinated, imprisoned and tortured by the Turkish authorities aiming to suppress the Kurdish media.