EU slams mass arrest of journalists in Turkey

Top European Union officials have sharply criticised a mass arrest of media representatives in Turkey. Foreign affairs Chief Federica Mogherini and the Commissioner heading EU enlargement talks said the arrests went against European values and the raids and arrests are incompatible with the freedom of media, which is a core principle of democracy.

At least 24 people were arrested in police raids on a leading newspaper and TV station said to have close links with opposition parties. Those detained are accused of trying to seize control of the state.

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