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Over 35 journalists detained in Turkey

10 August 2017 [13:41] - TODAY.AZ

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More than 35 journalists have been detained in Turkey, and they are suspected of having links with the Fethullah Gulen movement, the Turkish media reported Aug. 10.

Reportedly, the detained journalists used a special communication program – ByLock, which was also used by supporters of the Fethullah Gulen movement.

The names of the detainees have not been disclosed.

It should be recalled that on July 15, 2016, Turkish authorities stated that a military coup attempt took place in the country, as a group of servicemen declared the transition of power. Taking into consideration that rebelling servicemen started to surrender on July 16, Turkish authorities stated that the coup attempt had failed. Nonetheless, more than 255 Turkish citizens were killed during the attempted coup.


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