Turkey: Opposition newspaper editor formally arrested in Turkey
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Turkey: Opposition newspaper editor formally arrested in Turkey

Turkey has formally arrested Oguz Guven, the editor of the online edition of opposition newspaper "Cumhuriyet," for allegedly spreading "terrorist propaganda." According to the state-run Anadolu news agency, Guven's arrest was part of an investigation into a campaign to discredit those fighting against US based cleric Fethullah Gulen's movement following last July’s coup attempt. On Monday (May 15), Turkey ordered the arrest of 85 more officials, reportedly from the education and energy ministries, as it continues its draconian crackdown, with thousands of public officials sacked or arrested since the failed coup.


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