Turkey orders formal arrest of 9 Cumhuriyet executives and journalists: NTV
Reuters, , Saturday 5 Nov 2016


Turkish authorities ordered the formal arrest pending trial on Saturday of nine executives and journalists of a leading opposition newspaper following their detention on Monday, broadcaster NTV said.

The detention of the editor and senior staff of Cumhuriyet over the secularist newspaper's alleged support for a failed coup in July was described by a top EU politician as the crossing of a red line against freedom of expression.

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