Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Turkey Issues Arrest Warrants For 35 People Including Journalists

The Istanbul Public Prosecutor's Office issued arrest warrants Tuesday for 35 people, including journalists, accused of supporting the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) through their work and on social media, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Police conducted operations in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmit based on new evidence in the investigation.

Nine of the suspects were arrested, 18 are believed to have fled Turkey and the remaining eight are being hunted. A total of 53 journalists have been arrested as a part of a coup attempt probe, according to the Istanbul-based Platform for Independent Journalism.

On Monday, police detained 136 suspects in raids on offices at three Istanbul courthouses after detention warrants were issued for 173 judicial personnel over the failed coup attempt, Xinhua reported.

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