Turkish police raid Istanbul media group
Turkish police have stormed the headquarters a media group linked to US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen days before the country’s election.
Officers used chainsaws to smash through the gates of the media compound, according to footage broadcast live on TV.
Mr Gulen, the spiritual leader of the Hizmet movement, is a rival of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The editor-in-chief of Bugun TV - one of the group’s television channels - spoke to viewers moments before the raid, saying: “Do not be surprised if you see police in our studio in the next few minutes.
An Ankara court ordered the seizure of Koza-Ipek’s companies as part of a crackdown on Gulen’s allies.
President Alassane Ouattara (L) waves to supporters after voting in the Cocody residential district of Abidjan