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Macron Defends Magazine That Labeled Erdogan a ‘Dictator’

French President Emmanuel Macron waded into a debate over a magazine cover that labeled Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “dictator,” saying attacks on kiosks selling the latest issue were unacceptable.

  • Helene Fouquet
  • Bloomberg

“Freedom of the press has no price: without it, it’s dictatorship,” Macron said on Twitter late on Monday.

James Boxell, editor for Bloomberg Gadfly, poses for a photograph in London, U.K. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Bloomberg, London, U.K. Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Photographer: Simon Dawson Photographer: Simon Dawson http://simondawsonphotography.com/ +447903194936
James Boxell, editor for Bloomberg Gadfly, poses for a photograph in London, U.K. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Bloomberg, London, U.K. Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Photographer: Simon Dawson
Photographer: Simon Dawson
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+447903194936

“It is totally unacceptable that Le Point posters are being ripped off kiosks on the grounds they displease the enemies of freedom of the press, in France and abroad.”

Le Point, a weekly magazine with a circulation of about 315,000, splashed a photo of the Turkish president on its…

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