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Turkey raids critical media group after British reporters jailed

Turkish police officers at the Koza Ipek Holding building in Ankara on September 1, 2015, after they staged a major swoop on the media group critical of President Recep Tayyip ErdoganTurkish police on Tuesday swooped on the Ankara-based offices of a media group critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on controversial terror charges. The raids on Koza-Ipek Media sparked fresh concern about press freedom in Turkey, which is gearing for snap legislative elections in November, its second in five months. Six people have been arrested and a warrant has been issued for the conglomerate’s chief executive, Akin Ipek, who is thought to be in Britain, the state-run Anatolia news agency said.

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