Turkish authorities on Thursday issued detention warrants for 35 journalists and media workers as part of the country's ongoing crackdown on people suspected of ties to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, the state-run news agency reported.
Turkey accuses Gulen of masterminding last year's failed military coup. Gulen denies involvement.
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Police carried out raids in Istanbul to detain the suspects who allegedly used an encrypted messaging app that authorities say was favored by Gulen's followers to communicate with each other. Anadolu Agency said they are suspected of "membership in a terror organization."