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 Turkey issued arrest warrants for 88 journalists

Turkish police have detained at least 48 journalists over the past week as part of a sweeping purge of the media.

Censor.NET reports citing Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Turkish journalists show solidarity with their colleagues, those detained are among the 88 journalists for whom arrest warrants were issued as part of the reaction to the July 15 military coup attempt that left more than 200 people dead.

"The Turkish government must immediately put an end to this witch hunt of the news media," CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said.

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Moreover, the General Directorate of Press-Publishing Information (BYEGM), the bureau within the prime minister's office responsible for issuing press credentials, has revoked the credentials of at least 330 journalists since July 15.
 
 
 
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