The Turkish authorities in the framework of the state of emergency was decided to close 131 media in the country, according to CNN Turk.
According to the decree, Turkey will be closed three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 23 radio stations, 45 Newspapers, 15 magazines and 29 publishing houses.
Among the publications that the authorities decided to close the Agency and station Chian, the newspaper Nazar, Yumurcak TV channel and others. In addition, among the rest of the mass media were the Newspapers Zaman and Today’s Zaman. Reuters informed source in government circles reported that the authorities ordered the arrest of 47 journalists and columnists of Zaman.
“Prosecutors are not interested in what these [detainees] columnists wrote or spoke. Currently, the reason is that prominent employees Zaman probably had deep knowledge about the network [Fethullah] Gulen and, accordingly, can contribute to the investigation,” — said earlier in the day by the source Agency.
On the night of July 16, in Turkey there was a military coup attempt. The rebels seized some government buildings in Ankara and Istanbul. Authorities later said that they took the situation in the country under control. However, since then, Turkey has entered a state of emergency.
The Minister of internal Affairs Alu Arcana earlier in the day said that after the coup have been detained more than 15 thousand people, including more than 10 thousand soldiers on suspicion of involvement in the coup attempt. The arrest followed for 8 thousand 113 people.
Authorities claim that the mastermind of the coup were living in the United States Turkish writer and former preacher Fethullah gülen. However, it is involvement in the coup denies.