Court seeks arrest of former newspaper executives
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyA Turkish court on Dec. 17 issued arrest warrants for the former editor and former owner of the Zaman newspaper.
The warrants against former editor Ekrem Dumanlı and former owner Alaeddin Kaya, who owned the paper until 1998, were issued by the Ankara 8th Penal Court of Peace as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement.
Warrants were also issued against four other suspects following a demand from the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Dumanlı previously had an arrest warrant issued against him by a court in Istanbul over charges of leading a terrorist organization and plotting to overthrow the government. Since Sept. 18, his whereabouts have been unknown.
He was arrested and held in custody last year but later released.