Six former Zaman employees arrested in Gülen probe
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoA court in Istanbul arrested six of seven detained former employees of a Turkish daily over suspected links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) on July 31.
Sent to Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse after being detained, former daily Zaman employees and columnists Ali Bulaç, Şahin Alpay, Mustafa Ünal, Nuriye Ural, Ahmet Turan Alkan and Lalezar Sarıibrahimoğlu were arrested as part of a probe into those linked to FETÖ, an outlawed organization alleged with masterminding the July 15 failed coup attempt in Turkey.
The suspects were among 47 names who previously had detention warrants issued against them.
The former Zaman employees were accused of attempting to overthrow the Turkish government and preventing the duties of the state partly or completely, in addition to receiving unfair press announcement money from the state with irregularity in circulation.