March 18 Issue

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Behind the Iran Curtain

Iranians are emboldened by the nuclear deal, but the battle between conservatives and reformers is far from decided.
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Beat the Press

Istanbul—Women rush to assist a man as Turkish riot police use tear gas to disperse supporters of the country’s largest daily newspaper, ‘Zaman’, on March 5. Turkish authorities seized the paper’s offices in a midnight raid that raised new concern about declining media freedoms. A court had ruled on March 4 that the paper, which had been staunchly opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, would be taken over by state administrators. On March 6, the newspaper published its first edition under new ownership and featured Erdogan on the cover with a headline about excitement over a new bridge and other pro-government articles.
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