Turkey: Arrest Warrants Issued for 42 Journalists

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkish authorities issued warrants for the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, local media reported.


Well known commentator and former parliamentarian Nazli Ilicak was among those for whom a warrant was issued, Al Jazeera reported private broadcaster NTV as reporting on Monday.

Turkish authorities have suspended, detained or placed under investigation more than 60,000 soldiers, police, judges, teachers, civil servants and others in the week since a failed coup attempt.

Of the 13,000 people detained in the purge of people the government says were involved in the attempt, about 6,000 have been arrested, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late on Saturday.

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