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Turkey detains top journalist again hours after release: report

Dozens of Turkish journalists have been detained while more than 100 media organs have been closed down since the recent failed coupTurkish authorities detained a prominent journalist late Thursday less than 24 hours after he was released in connection with the probe into the attempted putsch in July, local media reported. Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan was initially freed before dawn on Thursday while the Istanbul court placed under arrest his academic brother Professor Mehmet Altan. Hours earlier, the court placed Mehmet Altan under arrest on charges of “attempting to remove the government or attempting to obstruct its work”, the official news agency Anadolu reported.

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