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Operation against executives of Cumhuriyet newspaper

Monday, October 31, 2016

Police has raided the houses of Cumhuriyet newspaper chief editor Murat Sabuncu and several columnists claiming “Cumhuriyet sponsors PKK/KCK (Kurdistan Workers' Party/Kurdistan Communities Union), FETÖ/PYD (Fethullahist Terrorist Organization/Parallel State Organization)” at the same time!

Houses of Cumhuriyet newspaper’s chief editor Murat Sabuncu and columnists Güray Öz, Hikmet Çetinkaya, Akın Atalay, Orhan Erinç and Musa Kart were raided by police earlier this morning.

Warrant of arrest has been issued for 13 executive professionals of the newspsaper.

İstanbul Chief Prosecutor's office stated that "an investigation was launched on certain suspects [...] on grounds of claims and discoveries made that some executives of the Cumhuriyet Foundation had been sponsoring the PKK/KCK (Kurdistan Workers' Party/Kurdistan Communities Union), FETÖ/PYD (Fethullahist Terrorist Organization/Parallel State Organization) and they had been producing articles justifying the coup shortly before the coup attempt on July 15".

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