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Turkey continues its post-coup purge on media and civil servants

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is carrying out an unprecedented clamp-down on opposition voices in the country, arresting tens of thousands of people, firing even more, and shutting down the few media outlets that still dare to be critical of the Turkish leader.

But on Tuesday one of Turkey’s oldest newspapers vowed to continue to protest against Erdoğan’s rule, despite having at least 12 members of its staff arrested Monday, including its editor-in-chief. The left-leaning Cumhuriyet was accused of supporting a failed coup attempt in July.

After the editor, a cartoonist, and several columnists were arrested, Cumhuriyet’s Tuesday edition ran with the headline “We won’t give in” and left two columns blank, in solidarity with the detained staff. – READ MORE

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