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Turkey: 40 journalists arrested in alleged terror plot
21 Dec 2011
BY ALICE PURKISS
Forty Turkish journalists were arrested in raids which targeted suspected members of the “press and propaganda wing” of a banned Kurdish separatist group. The arrests in Istanbul yesterday morning came during continuing investigation into the outlawed  Union of Kurdistan Communities (KCK). At around 7am yesterday, anti-terrorist police raided the offices of several media organisations, the majority of which were pro-Kurdish media. Hours after the arrests, hundreds of Turkish journalists participated in a hastily organised protest march.

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