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NEO-OTTOMAN TURKEY: ERDOGAN ROUNDS UP MORE JOURNALISTS……

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Report: Turkey orders formal arrest of 9 opposition newspaper staff

Turkish authorities ordered the formal arrest pending trial on Saturday of nine executives and journalists of a leading opposition newspaper who were detained on Monday, broadcaster NTV said.

The detention of the editor-in-chief and senior staff of Cumhuriyet over the secularist newspaper’s alleged support for a failed coup in July was described by a top EU politician as the crossing of a red line against freedom of expression. Their homes were also searched.

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