Foiled coup: ‘Ar­rest war­rants is­sued’ for 42 jour­nal­ists

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Turkey’s au­thor­i­ties have is­sued de­ten­tion war­rants for 42 jour­nal­ists, lo­cal me­dia say, as part of an in­quiry into the failed coup on 15 July.

Prom­i­nent com­men­ta­tor Na­zli Ili­cak is said to be on the list. Ankara has not pub­licly com­mented on the claim.

The au­thor­i­ties have al­ready de­tained or placed un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion thou­sands of sol­diers, judges and civil ser­vants.

Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan has vowed to purge state bod­ies of the “virus” he says caused the re­volt.

It is un­clear whether any of the jour­nal­ists on the list have al­ready been de­tained.

The most prom­i­nent of the 42 jour­nal­ists is 72-year-old Na­zli Ili­cak.

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