Since the coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the summer of 2016, up to 150,000 people have been fired or suspended from government jobs. Most were accused of supporting terrorism, with no evidence to support the claim.
Turkey tortures supporters of Fethullah Gulen in secret prisons, according to Germany's ZDF TV broadcaster. Europe should toughen up and follow Donald Trump's example in dealing with Ankara, says Erkan Arikan.
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.
Venezuela has suffered from a severe political and economic crisis since a collapse in oil prices several years ago. It has sought to bolster its ties with Turkey as it faces down a range of US sanctions.
Turkish authorities have accused the Cumhuriyet editor, who has been living in Germany for the past two years, of working to "incite chaos." The warrant was tied to an investigation of protests against President Erdogan.
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