Turkey orders detention of 35 people, including journalists, in latest crackdown

Reuters cites Turkish state media in reporting Ankara issued detention warrants for 35 people, including 9 journalists, over their use of ByLock, an encrypted messaging app that is allegedly used by Fethullah Gulen’s followers. The suspects include Burak Ekici, the editor of the opposition Birgun newspaper. Ankara accuses the Gulen-linked suspects with “membership of an armed terrorist organisation.”

 

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