Weblog closed after threats

5th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

5 November 2007, BRUSSELS - The Belgian-Turkish journalist Mehmet Koksal has decided to stop publishing his weblog after he and his family received threats.

5 November 2007

BRUSSELS - The Belgian-Turkish journalist Mehmet Koksal has decided to stop publishing his weblog after he and his family received threats.

Mr Koksal, who is a regular contributor to the French-language progressive weeklies 'Courrier International' and 'Le Journal du Mardi", has often written about extreme Turkish nationalism among some Belgian politicians of Turkish descent.

Mr Koksal is currently the subject of legal action that has been taken by some of those named in his articles.

The journalist required hospital treatment after he was beaten up during a demonstration by Turkish youths two weeks ago.

[Copyright Flanders news 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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