Turkey orders arrests of energy and education staff — When will the “post coup crackdown” end? — More than 150,000 people detained or sacked from government positions

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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.

Türkei Sincan Gefängnis in Ankara (Getty Images/AFP/A. Altan)

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 Güven Türkei (picture alliance/abaca)Guven was detained Monday morning in Istanbul

Oguz Guven joins a dozen Cumhuriyet journalists already in jail and facing sentences of up to 43 years in prison.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – who will meet his US counterpart, Donald Trump, in Washington later on Tuesday – has sought the extradition of the Pennsylvania-based Islamic cleric…

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