Turkish court arrests 9 staff of opposition daily

AFP

© AFP/File | Demonstrators hold copies of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet outside the newspaper’s office in Ankara during a protest against the detention of journalists

ISTANBUL (AFP) – An Istanbul court on Saturday remanded in custody ahead of trial nine staff from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, in a case that had caused international concern, the Dogan news agency said.The nine placed under arrest after their detention earlier this week include prominent names like the editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, cartoonist Musa Kart and columnist Kadri Gursel. They are charged with links to Kurdish militants and the group blamed for the July 15 coup bid.

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One Response to “Turkish court arrests 9 staff of opposition daily”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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