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Turkey gags Zaman, one of its last opposition newspapers

Turkish authorities have seized control of the opposition newspaper Zaman, one of the country’s last remaining opposition media outlets. Zaman is

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Turkey gags Zaman, one of its last opposition newspapers

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Turkish authorities have seized control of the opposition newspaper Zaman, one of the country’s last remaining opposition media outlets.

Zaman is linked to Islamic cleric Fetullah Gulen, a former ally of
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Now the president says Gulen has been plotting against his government by building a network of supporters inside Turkey’s judiciary, police and media.

Authorities have seized and shut down opposition media outlets associated with the Gulen movement before.

Erdogan has led a crackdown against the Gulen movement after police and prosecutors seen as sympathetic to the cleric opened a corruption investigation into Erdogan’s inner circle three years ago.