Foiled coup: ‘Arrest warrants issued’ for 42 journalists
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.