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Turkey arrests media figures for alleged ties to U.S.-based cleric
Turkey arrests media figures for alleged ties to U.S.-based cleric

Turkish police arrested the editor in chief of the country’s largest daily newspaper, the head of a television station and more than two dozen others Sunday for being affiliated with U.S.-based dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen. A Turkish judge ordered 31 people arrested, including former police officials and journalists linked to Gulen, a former ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has sought to extradite him for trying to stage a coup. Erdogan, who has pursued an Islamist agenda, recently vowed to crack down on Gulen’s followers, saying, “We will bring down this network and bring it to account.” Gulen has denied the allegations and called for...

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