Istanbul court remands 9 Cumhuriyet staff

    Istanbul court remands 9 Cumhuriyet staff

    Nov 5, Istanbul: A court in Istanbul on Saturday sent the journalists and staff of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, into Police custody just ahead of their hearing.

     The nine placed under arrest after their detention earlier this week have been charged with links to Kurdish militants and the group blamed for the July 15 coup bid.

    This includes prominent names like the editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, cartoonist Musa Kart and columnist Kadri Gursel.

    Turkey only last month closed down at least 15 news agencies, newspapers, and magazines and imprisoned journalists on bogus charges for their work. According to CPJ, the Turkish Government after the failed coup has closed down more than 100 broadcasters, newspapers, magazines, publishers, and distribution companies and detained more than 100 journalists and media workers over the space of a month. Courts and regulators have also censor at least 30 news-related websites and the prime minister's office has revoked the press credentials of at least 330 journalists. 

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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