Journalist and writer Ahmet Sik were arrested in Turkey to tweet

Journalist and writer Ahmet Sik were arrested in Turkey to tweet

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The prominent Turkish writer and regeringscriticus Ahmet Sik is Thursday in Istanbul were arrested. Both Sik itself as the state news agency Anadolu on Twitter reported.

The precise reason for his arrest is not clear, but could be related to a tweet.

The investigative journalist and writer, is one of the most prominent critics of the movement of Fethullah Gulen, the us-based spiritual by president Erdogan for the couppoging will be held responsible.

Sik has a year passed after the writing of the book the Imam’s Army, where he conducted research into the movement of Gulen. The book was seized and banned.


Sik denounced, however, also the years of support for Gulen by the ruling AK party and Erdogan himself, before in 2013 it openly until a break came.

In an interview about a month after the failed coup called the Sik, it is “a great failure to the Gulen community to talk and at the same time, the contributory negligence of the AKP to silence”. Sik said that Gulen and Erdogan both for the judge should be charged.

In the aftermath of the couppoging in Turkey are more critical journalists were arrested.

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