Editor-in-chief online version Turkish oppositiekrant held

Editor-in-chief online version Turkish oppositiekrant held

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The online editor-in-chief of the Turkish oppositiekrant Cumhuriyet, Oguz Guven, was Friday arrested by the Turkish police.

Guven would be arrested because of an article that the journalist published about the death of the chief prosecutor of the province of Denizli. The latter came last Wednesday in a car accident.

That tells a policeman, who wanted to remain anonymous because he was not with the media allowed to talk, compared to Aljazeera.

Cumhuriyet gave on the website of the newspaper is not a reason for the arrest of the editor-in-chief. Guven tweeted Friday morning about the arrest, but gave no further details.

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The Turkish police picked up in October, a number of employees of the anti-government gazette, under whom chief editor Murat Sabuncu. They were accused of committing war crimes on behalf of Kurdish militants and the organization of the islamic clergyman Fethullah Gulen.

According to state news agency Anadolu are currently twelve journalists and executives of the newspaper.

Journalists in Turkey have since the precipitated couppoging on their moves. Dozens of Turkish media companies were given a ban imposed.


The Turkish police Friday also 53 former employees of the stock exchange in Istanbul were arrested. They are, according to the newspaper Habertürk suspected of having ties with the movement of the islamic clergyman Fethullah Gulen.

Agents did in the early morning raids on seventy addresses. They were looking for suspects who from their position were taken after the failed coup of last year. The Turkish authorities believe that the network of Gulen behind that couppoging. The spiritual denies that.

The Turkish police has about 49.000 people arrested because of the couppoging. Also, approximately 145.000 persons dismissed or suspended. These include government officials and academics.

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