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Turkey Dismisses Military, Shuts Media Outlets as Crackdown Deepens

By Tulay Karadeniz, Gulsen Solaker and Can Sezer ANKARA/ISTANBUL, July 27 – Turkey on Wednesday deepened a crackdown on suspected followers of a U.S.-based cleric it blames for a failed coup, dismissing nearly 1,700 military personnel and shutting 131 media outlets, moves that may spark more concern among its Western allies. So far, tens of

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Turkey Orders Detention of 47 More Journalists: Gov’t Official

ISTANBUL, July 27 – Turkey ordered another 47 journalists detained on Wednesday, a government official said, part of a widening crackdown on supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding a failed military coup. “Today’s detentions cover executives and some staff including columnists of (the now defunct) Zaman newspaper, the Gulen

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Turkey Issues Detention Warrants for 47 Journalists: Media

ISTANBUL, July 27  – Turkish authorities issued warrants for the detention of 47 journalists on Wednesday, broadcaster CNN Turk said, the latest step in a widening crackdown following a failed military coup. Police were set to detain the journalists as part of an investigation into U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding

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Turkey Detains 42 Journalists in Crackdown as Europe Sounds Alarm

By Seda Sezer and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, July 25 – Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union. The arrests or suspensions of soldiers, police, judges and civil servants in response

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Turkish Journalists Jailed for Five Years, Hours After Courthouse Attack

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Melih Aslan ISTANBUL, May 6 – Two prominent Turkish journalists were sentenced to at least five years in jail for revealing state secrets on Friday, just hours after a gunman tried to shoot one of them outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, who

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Dutch Journalist Who Criticized Erdogan Detained in Turkey

By David Dolan and Thomas Escritt ISTANBUL/AMSTERDAM, April 24 – A prominent Dutch journalist has been detained by Turkish police, a Dutch official said on Sunday, a week after she wrote a column published in the Netherlands in which she criticised President Tayyip Erdogan for his clampdown on dissent. Erdogan is known for his intolerance

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Closures and Court Cases Leave Turkey’s Media Increasingly Muzzled

By Humeyra Pamuk and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, April 13 – Metin Yilmaz, editor-in-chief of the Sozcu newspaper, one of the most outspoken critics of the government in the Turkish media, says he is weighing his words more carefully these days. Framed front pages adorn Sozcu’s office walls in testament to its status as a bastion

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