Turkish Police Fire Tear Gas At Newspaper As EU Officials Lament Press Record

March 5, 2016 3:27 PM

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Turkish Police Fire Tear Gas At Newspaper As EU Officials Lament Press Record

ISTANBUL, March 5 (Reuters) - Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Saturday to disperse protesters outside the country's biggest newspaper after authorities seized control of it in a crackdown on a religious group whose leader the government accuses of treason.

A court on Friday appointed an administrator to run the flagship Zaman, English-language Today's Zaman and Cihan agency, linked to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen who the government says plotted a coup. The ruling came at the request of a prosecutor probing Gulen on terrorism charges, state media ...

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