Turkish police have arrested the editor-in-chief and other higher ups of the newspaper Cumhuriyet. The government accuses the journalists of abetting Kurdish militants and followers of Fethullah Gulen, but the opposition suspects otherwise.
Authorities in Turkey have launched a fresh clampdown on suspected followers of Fethullah Gulen over a 2010 police exam. Prosecutors say answers were leaked to Gulen followers to boost their chances of promotion.
The country remained on a high security alert following the deadly terror attack on mosques in Christchurch. Victim burials were expected to begin as PM Jacinda Ardern and her Cabinet prepared to meet and propose action.
A Turkish court has upheld sentences against journalists and staff from newspaper Cumhuriyet. The case is widely viewed as a political move against critical media.
The German Interior Ministry said earnings from the two publishing houses went solely to the Kurdish Workers' Party. The group is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey and the EU and is banned in Germany.
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