Cumhuriyet newspaper editor detained in Turkey

Cumhuriyet newspaper editor detained in Turkey

Turkish police on Monday detained the editor-in-chief of the opposition secularist Cumhuriyet newspaper and said homes of the paper's executives and writers were being searched.

Prosecutors have issued detention warrants for a total of 13 executives and writers at the newspaper including editor Murat Sabuncu and the paper's chairman, CNN Turk said, adding that one of its writers had been detained in the capital Ankara.

The pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper said on its website they were being investigated over alleged links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed coup in July, as well as links to Kurdish militants, Reuters reports.