- Title: Turkey targets opposition newspaper over suspected coup links
- Date: 19th May 2017
- Summary: VARIOUS OF SCREEN SHOWING EMPLOYEE'S WORK IN PROGRESS FOR SOZCU NEWSPAPER
- Embargoed: 2nd June 2017 16:43
- Keywords: journalist detention coup opposition Sozcu newspaper media security Turkey
- Location: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- City: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA0026HI9K5J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for the owner and three employees of an opposition newspaper, a police source and the paper said on Friday (May 19).
It's seen as part of a continuing media crackdown that has alarmed rights groups and Turkey's western allies.
The four are accused of committing crimes on behalf of the network of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, they said.
Gulen is blamed by Ankara for masterminding last July's failed coup against President Tayyip Erdogan, a charge he denies.
Turkish police carried out searches at the homes of the owner and the three employees of Sozcu newspaper, which is fiercely critical of Erdogan and his ruling AK Party, and also detained the paper's internet editor, the police source said.
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