Erdogan tells West 'mind your own business' as journalists jailed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) speaks at the Police Special Operation Department's headquarters in Ankara on July 29, 2016Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the EU and US to “mind your own business” after the West expressed alarm over the growing crackdown against suspected coup plotters, as a court placed 17 journalists under arrest. Turkey has detained more than 18,000 people over the coup which Ankara blames on the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, with the relentless crackdown sparking warnings from Brussels that its EU membership bid may be in danger. Mind your own business! Look at your own deeds,” Erdogan said in a speech Friday at his presidential palace.

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