Lawyer de­tained

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ANKARA: Turkey de­tained the main op­po­si­tion leader’s lawyer yes­ter­day for al­leged links to the net­work ac­cused of last year’s failed coup, in a widen­ing gov­ern­ment crack­down.

Lawyer Ce­lal Ce­lik was a judge who re­signed in Septem­ber 2011 in protest against the ris­ing in­flu­ence of US-based Mus­lim cleric Fethul­lah Gulen’s net­work in the ju­di­ciary.

Turkey ac­cuses Gulen of or­ches­trat­ing the abortive coup in July last year. – Reuters

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