At least 25 journalists, police officers detained in Turkey raid

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Police in Turkey detained more than 25 journalists and fellow police officers Sunday in a nationwide operation that saw the editor of a popular opposition publication taken into custody.

It was the latest mass roundup targeting alleged loyalists to an influential cleric that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused of attempting to topple his government

Istanbul’s Chief Public Prosecutor Hadi Salihoglu said those detained were accused of “forgery, fabricating evidence and forming an alleged crime syndicate to overtake the sovereignty of the state,” according to the semiofficial Anadolu Agency. Read more…

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