Turkish police raid media close to cleric rival Gulen




 
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December 14th, 2014  
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Topic: Turkish police raid media close to cleric rival Gulen


By Daren Butler and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police raided media outlets close to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric on Sunday and detained 24 people including top executives and ex-police chiefs in operations against what President Tayyip Erdogan calls a terrorist network conspiring to topple him. The raids on Zaman daily and Samanyolu television marked an escalation of Erdogan's battle with ex-ally Fetullah Gulen, with whom he has been in open conflict since a graft investigation targeting Erdogan's inner circle emerged a year ago. ...




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