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    Turkish prosecutors ordered the arrest of another 47 journalists in the post-coup attempt purge, media reported Wednesday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — According to CNN Turk, citing a law enforcement source, there are opposition newspaper Zaman journalists among those ordered to be detained. The newspaper was placed under government control in March, with many journalists being fired.

    The Tuesday Turkish media reports suggested that Turkish police had detained at least five of 42 journalists on the target list.

    ​The Committee to Protect Journalists called on July 26 on the Turkish authorities to stop the detention of journalists.

    The media purge in Turkey followed the July 15 military coup attempt, which was suppressed the following day. After the coup attempt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a state of emergency in the country.

    Over 13,000 people have already been detained in connection with the coup attempt.


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