A policeman stands guard outside the French satirical weekly "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris, February 9, 2006..
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Turkish riot police were deployed to protect the offices of a secular newspaper that published Charlie Hebdo’s latest front page cartoon featuring the Prophet Mohammed, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
The move came after Wednesday editions of Cumhuriyet included a four-page pullout of passages from the satirical weekly that were specially translated into Turkish.
The newspaper’s editor, Utku Cakirozer, said that police had vetted Wednesday’s edition before allowing it to be printed and sold on newsstands.
, which has lost its own writers to terrorist attacks, understands the pain of the Charlie Hebdo massacre very well,” Çakırözer tweeted.
In years past, the newspaper has lost reporters who were murdered – allegedly by Islamist radicals – for articles that were published.
According to Financial Times
, a car bomb killed Ugur Mumcu, an investigative reporter, in 1993. Six other journalists who worked for the newspaper were also killed.
Cakirozer said that the newspaper decided to run the Charlie Hebdo cartoons as a gesture of solidarity with the French weekly.