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Turkey police raid HQ of major opposition paper

Plain-clothes police officers and lawyers leave Zaman daily headquarters on November 12, 2015 in Istanbul in the latest crackdown on government rivalsTurkish police have stormed the offices of a leading opposition paper linked to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s arch foe, in the latest crackdown on government rivals. As riot police armed with water cannon massed outside, officers and lawyers searched the Istanbul offices of the Zaman newspaper late Wednesday, the paper said. The targeted media outlets are linked to Fethullah Gulen, a US-based preacher who was once a key supporter of Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) but has now become the president’s greatest enemy.

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