Turkey: Trustees enter Zaman HQ under police protection
Earlier on Friday, a Turkish court had decided to appoint trustees for Zaman newspaper, a daily linked to U.S.-based cleric Fetullah Gulen
Police dispersed a group of protesters late on Friday who had gathered outside the building of the Feza Gazetecilik media group in Istanbul’s Yenibosna area after it was placed under the control of a trustees panel.
Earlier on Friday, an Istanbul court had decided to appoint trustees for Zaman newspaper, a daily linked to U.S.-based cleric Fetullah Gulen.
The trustees entered the headquarter of Feza Gazatecilik Media group -- which includes Turkish Cihan News Agency, Today’s Zaman and Zaman dailies, Aksiyon magazine along with Zaman Kitap -- under police supervision.
The company is accused of supporting of what is called the Gulenist Terror Organization, headed by U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen, who is said to have infiltrated Turkey’s state apparatus with thousands of followers in an effort to overthrow the government.
Known also by the initials FETO/PDY, the parallel state designates a clandestine group of Turkish bureaucrats and senior officials, allegedly embedded in the country’s institutions, including the judiciary and the police.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.