Turkey's Erdogan says media raids a response to 'dirty' plot




 
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December 15th, 2014  
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Topic: Turkey's Erdogan says media raids a response to 'dirty' plot


By Humeyra Pamuk IZMIT, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended weekend raids on media outlets close to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric as a necessary response to "dirty operations" by the government's political enemies, and told a critical European Union to mind its own business. Sunday's raids on the Zaman daily and Samanyolu television marked an escalation in Erdogan's battle with former ally Fethullah Gulen, with whom he has been in open conflict since a corruption probe targeting his inner circle emerged a year ago. ...




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