Police raid best-selling Turkish newspaper hours after government takes it over

March 5, 2016 8:03 PM

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Turkish authorities seized control of the media company that owns the country's best-selling Zaman newspaper, a one-time supporter of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that became one of his fiercest critics.

An Istanbul court appointed a trustee on Friday to oversee the company, Feza Gazetecilik AS, after a request from the prosecutor's office, a state-run news agency reported without giving more details. The prosecutor's office refused to comment on details of the seizure when reached by phone.

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