News from Turkey: Turkey issues detention warrants for 42 journalists

12:00 Jul. 25, 2016

Turkey issues detention warrants for 42 journalists

A police APC drives in Kizilay Square with a poster of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the background in Ankara, Turkey, July 21, 2016 (AP Photo)

More than 13,000 people were arrested since the failed coup

Turkey's government issued the warrant for detention of 42 journalists who may have been involved in the 15 July attempted coup in the country.

Police are conducting an operation to track down and arrest media people suspected of having links with opposition Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen who is accused of organizing the attempted coup in Turkey, CNN Turk reports. 

Read also Detained plotters of Turkey coup beaten, raped, tortured - Amnesty International

According to the agency, Nazlı Ilıcak, a well-known journalist working for Bugün TV channel, is among those who are to be arrested.

On late July 15 a military coup was attempted in Turkey. More than 260 people were killed in the clashes, according to the latest data.

Turkish authorities detained more than 13,000 people since the failed coup.

The General Staff of the Turkish Army said that Air Force and Military Police representatives were the failed coup organizers. Turkey declared a three-month state of emergency.

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