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Journalists Targeted In Crackdown Following Coup Attempt In Turkey

Turkish anti riot police officers detain a Turkish soldier who allegedly took part in a military coup as they are leaving in a bus the courthouse at Bakirkoy district in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. 
(Ozan Kose / AFP/Getty Images)
Turkish anti riot police officers detain a Turkish soldier who allegedly took part in a military coup as they are leaving in a bus the courthouse at Bakirkoy district in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. (Ozan Kose / AFP/Getty Images)
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Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 42 journalists as part of a crackdown following the failed coup in that country.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency last week, and authorities have detained or suspended thousands of soldiers, judges, academics and civil servants in an attempt to root out supporters of the coup.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti talks with the BBC’s Nick Thorpe, who is in Istanbul.

Guest

Nick Thorpe, central Europe correspondent for the BBC. He tweets @nickft.

This segment aired on July 25, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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