Turkey issues warrants for 47 ex-
ANKARA — Turkey issued arrest warrants yesterday for 47 former staff of the Zaman newspaper, an official said, in a growing crackdown on people suspected of links to alleged coup mastermind Fethullah Gülen.
The official, declining to be named, said the swoop covers “executives and some staff including columnists”, describing Zaman as the “flagship media organisation” of the movement led by Gülen, a US-based preacher.
In March, Zaman and its sister English-language newspaper Today’s Zaman were taken over by state-appointed administrators and it has since taken a strongly pro-government line.
The official insisted the warrants were not related to what
President Salva Kiir