Turkish police swoop on Erdogan foes, dozens detained: media




 
--
Boots
 
May 22nd, 2015  
News Manager
 

Topic: Turkish police swoop on Erdogan foes, dozens detained: media


By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police launched an operation on Friday to detain dozens of people including businessmen perceived to be supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, President Tayyip Erdogan's ally-turned-foe, the Dogan news agency said. Moves against what Erdogan calls a "parallel structure" within the state had until now focused on suspected members of Gulen's network in the police, judiciary, media and a bank founded by his followers. Erdogan accuses Gulen of trying to unseat him, something the cleric denies.

More...
 


Similar Topics
Patch Collecting?
Turkish police raid media close to cleric rival Gulen
Turkish court orders arrest of 12 more police officers in wiretap probe
Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court
Rioters pelt Sydney police with Molotov cocktails