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17th Jan 2017

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Turkey targets journalists in crackdown over failed coup

Turkey's authorities have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists, local media reports, as part of the crackdown following the failed coup on 15 July. The list is said to included prominent commentator 72-year-old Nazli Ilicak, who was fired from the pro-government Sabah daily three years ago for criticising ministers over corruption. Several media outlets were ordered to close after the attempted coup.

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