Turkish authorities have stormed the headquarters of a media group critical of President Recep Tayipp Erdogan´s goverment. The raid comes just days before Sunday´s parliamentary elections in Turkey.
Mayor Melih Gokcek has accused German politician Cem Özdemir of being an "Armenian servant" and traitor. Özdemir, the son of Turkish immigrants, has been highly critical of the government in Ankara.
Arrest warrants have been issued for 35 media professionals and at least nine were arrested in a series of raids. Reporters Without Borders ranks Turkey at 155 out of 180 countries in its press freedom index.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Germany's three main political parties as "enemies of Turkey" ahead of parliamentary elections. The comments drew a swift rebuke from Chancellor Angela Merkel.
As President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan observes his party’s 16th anniversary, Turkish and international observers question the impact ongoing purges will have on its reformist legacy. Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.
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