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24 arrested in raids on media in Turkey

  • Police in Turkey have arrested at least 24 people during raids on a newspaper and TV station, a move that has prompted criticism from the European Union.

    Zaman newspaper and Samanyolu news channel were said to have close links with the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

    Once an ally of Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Gulen has been accused by the government of trying to run a “parallel state” in the country.

    Ekrem Dumanli, the editor-in-chief of Zaman, was among those arrested.

     

     

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