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Turkish newspaper claims more journalists targeted by ruling party

ISTANBUL - Daily News with wires | 3/4/2011 12:00:00 AM |

Turkey's ruling party has a list of 70 people to be kept under surveillance or detained in the scope of the Ergenekon investigation, a daily newspaper has claimed.

Turkey’s ruling party has a list of 70 people, including journalists and opposition figures, to be kept under surveillance or detained in the scope of the Ergenekon investigation, a daily newspaper has claimed.

According to daily Aydınlık, which was a weekly paper before March 1, the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP’s, list includes top figures from the opposition parties, whose parliamentary immunities the AKP will attempt to suspend. The list also includes retired high-ranking soldiers, journalists and businesspeople.

Aydınlık is a publication affiliated with the Workers’ Party, or İP, whose leader Doğu Perinçek has been arrested as a suspect in the Ergenekon case.

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