Police raid offices of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper, several detained
Özgürlükçü Demokrasi was launched after Özgür Gündem was closed in 2016 on accusations of conducting propaganda on behalf of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
A number of media outlets have also claimed that the authorities have formally taken control of the newspaper, with an official from the Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) telling the newspaper’s lawyers that a trustee has been appointed to it.
However, Evrensel quoted a TMSF official as saying they do not yet have any information regarding the appointment of a trustee to the newspaper.
More than 100 media outlets have been closed in Turkey since the failed coup attempt of July 2016.