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    Turkish Police Detain Three More Journalists Out of 35 Ordered by Authorities

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    Three more journalists were arrested in Turkey, according to local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkish police detained three more journalists on Wednesday out of 35 ordered to be detained in Turkey a post-coup crackdown on media in the country, local media said.

    According to the Turkish Minute newspaper, Atilla Tas was detained in Bursa's Gemlik district, and Mutlu Colgecen and Gokce Culhaoglu in Istanbul for promoting the US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen movement in the media.

    On Tuesday, the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office issued warrants for 35 journalists, and later on the same day, police detained nine journalists from Istanbul, Ankara and Kocaeli province.

    On July 15, an attempted coup took place in Turkey and was suppressed the following day. Ankara has accused Gulen and his followers of playing a key role in the failed coup, a charge Gulen has denied.

    Over 40,000 people have already been detained in Turkey in connection with the coup attempt.


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