Meanwhile, Turkey also arrested Arda Akin, a journalist working with daily newspaper Hurriyet.

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The government says the crackdown is meant to target the followers of Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Turkish Islamic cleric who President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for the failed July 15 coup attempt. Gulen denies the allegations.

The European Federation of Journalists, which records the number of media workers in jail, says 68 journalists are currently in jail in the country. Many were detained since the coup, but about half were taken into custody before the putsch, including some Kurdish reporters.

The arrests since the coup, numbering upwards of 17,000 people, include businessmen, judges, prosecutors, civil servants at ministries, Police and Soldiers.

Source: GNA/News Ghana


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