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The West's anti-democratic ally......Turkey

Not for the first time has the President of Turkey - and his henchmen - shown their true anti-democratic face.     The latest action, continuing what was started months ago, is a severe-crack down on the media.    Bear in mind that Turkey enjoys support of the West.     Apart from the odd, low-key protest, The Turkish President continues his-democratic ways post the attempted coup some months back without any real fear of the West "doing anything about it".

"Turkish police detained the editor-in-chief of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, state media reported Monday, while CNN Turk said 13 arrest warrants were issued for journalists and executives from the daily.
 

Murat Sabuncu was detained while authorities searched for executive board chairman Akin Atalay and writer Guray Oz, the official news agency Anadolu said.

The daily said Oz had already been detained.

Police were searching the homes of Atalay and Oz, Anadolu said.

The latest detentions came as authorities pressed a massive crackdown over a failed July bid by a rogue faction of the military to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Tens of thousands of civil servants have since been suspended, fired or detained, with the government pointing the finger of blame for the coup bid at exiled Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen.

The government has also shut more than 100 media outlets and detained dozens of journalists as it presses a purge that has come under fire by Western leaders and human rights organisations."

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