Law enforcement bodies of Turkey held on Monday morning, searches in the wording of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and in the homes of a number of its staff, detaining some of them, including the chief editor Murat Sabuncu. About it reports a site of the edition and a number of local media.

In addition to the house Sabuncu, searches were held in the residence of one of the leaders of the newspaper Akin Atalaya and author of Gura oz, according to CNN Türk. Oz is detained, Atalay had previously left the country.

According to Reuters, all the police have detained 12 employees of Cumhuriyet. Some guards seized laptops.

Also among the detained 75-year-old author Aydin Engin. The time of his arrest, shot on video. It is reported that the elderly man was taken to hospital for medical examination.

What exactly was the reason for the detention was not reported. Reuters notes that the Turkish Prosecutor blames journalists of the newspaper in the publication of articles justifying the attempted coup that occurred in Turkey in July. The rebellion was suppressed.

After the incident, the Turkish authorities have carried out mass purges among civil servants and the military, holding several thousand people and closed more than 100 media, including 16 TV channels, 23 radio stations, 45 Newspapers, 15 magazines, 29 publishing houses and three news agencies. Searches in the wording of Cumhuriyet passed the next day after the Turkey has laid off more than 10 thousand civil servants suspected of involvement in the conspiracy. In addition, on October 24 in Turkey was detained relatives living in the US Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara considers the ideologue of the rebellion.



Turkey detained the chief editor of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet 31.10.2016

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