Turkey’s state-run television station says authorities to arrest 42 journalists

July 25, 2016 12:30 pm

Detained
Turkish soldiers who allegedly took part in a military coup arrive in a
bus at the courthouse in Istanbul on July 20, 2016. Photo / Getty

’s state-run television station says authorities have issued
warrants for the detention of 42 journalists as the country presses
ahead with a crackdown against people with alleged links to a U.S.-based
Muslim cleric in the wake of a failed coup.
TRT television said
Monday the 42 include prominent journalist Nazli Ilicak, who is critical
of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule and has opposed a government
clampdown on a movement led by Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric
accused by Turkey of directing the July 15 coup attempt. Gulen has
denied any involvement in the failed insurrection.
There was no information on other journalists sought for questioning.
Turkey
declared a three-month state of emergency and detained more than 13,000
people in the military, judiciary and other institutions following the
foiled coup.

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