Turkey: Police raid TV station and newspaper, detain journalists

On 18 August, police in Istanbul raided the office of newspaper Aydinlik, as well as Ulusal Kanal television station. Officials detained five journalists following the raids, reportedly in connection to an ongoing investigation of Ergenekon, a “secular ultra-nationalist group” for attempts to oust the adminstration of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Four of the journalists were released, but Turhan Özlü, executive editor of Ulusal Kanal, remains in custody.