Reporters Without Borders has put Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on its "Predator of Press Freedom" list of 35 heads of state, extremist organizations, secret services and criminal groups.
Turkey has given US officials a request to extradite dozens of people linked to Fethullah Gulen. President Erdogan blames the cleric for an attempted coup in 2016 and has already locked up thousands of his followers.
The State Department has denied a report claiming the Trump administration was mulling how to extradite Gulen. The move was reportedly designed to ease pressure on ally Saudi Arabia after a journalist was murdered.
The 13 people arrested were reportedly accused of trying to create "chaos and mayhem" and overthrow the government. More than 50,000 people have been arrested in Turkey since a failed coup attempt in 2016.
As Turkey and Russia inaugurate the sea section of the TurkStream gas pipeline, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can boast of Ankara's new geopolitical influence. DW asks why the pipeline is causing such a fuss.
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