Monday, July 25, 2016

Turkey Is Now Targeting Journalists To Be Arrested And Purged



The Guardian: Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists in relation to failed coup

Human rights groups criticise ‘witch hunt against journalists’ as Erdoğan arrests those he claims to suspect of plotting the attempted putsch

Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists as part of an inquiry into alleged plotters of the failed coup, drawing harsh criticism from human rights groups.

Thousands of soldiers, police, judges, prosecutors and civil servants have been detained or arrested in connection with their supposed involvement in the attempted putsch of 15 July, but Monday’s arrest warrants are the first targeting members of the press.

The Turkish government blames the network of the US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, a long-time ally of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, now turned foe, for the bloody attempt at a military takeover.

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More News On Turkey Targeting Journalists To Be Arrested And Purged

Turkey coup attempt: 'Arrest warrants issued' for journalists -- BBC
Turkey detains 42 journalists in crackdown as Europe sounds alarm -- Reuters
Turkey targets media in new crackdown after coup -- AFP
Turkey issues arrest warrants for 42 journalists after failed coup -- CNN
Turkey Coup: Authorities investigate those claiming attempted takeover was a hoax -- The Independent
Academics and journalists are now being jailed in Turkey as 'witch-hunt' continues -- Business Insider

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Obama did express support for Erdogan.

When he was calling Erdogan to express support for the coup(?), what did he expect Erdogan to do in the near future?