US Journalist Says He Was Denied Entry Into Turkey

A Turkey-based American journalist says he was denied re-entry at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Monday and is returning to the United States.

David Lepeska is one of several foreign journalists who have been recently detained, denied entry or expelled from Turkey as the government cracks down on critical media and dissenting voices — raising concerns in a country once seen as a model of Muslim democracy and which aspires to EU membership.

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