Turkey has issued warrants to arrest more than 85 government officials, domestic media report. The latest roundup has targeted staff members from the Energy and Education ministries.
Turkey’s government has ordered 85 more officials arrested, domestic media report. The latest wave of arrests affects the Energy and Education ministries, according to CNN Turk.
The arrests come a day after a court ordered the online editor of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet jailed pending trial on a charge of “spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization,” in the words of Turkey’s official Anadolu press agency.
Oguz Guven joins a dozen Cumhuriyet journalists already in jail and facing sentences of up to 43 years in prison.
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