Turkish Police Raid Media Company Linked to Government Critic

Turkey Company Seized
AP

Police stormed the offices of two opposition television channels in Turkey Wednesday, a move rights groups called "censorship" just days before an election.

The raids were part of a crackdown on companies linked to a U.S.-based cleric and critic of President Tayyip Erdogan.

Cops sprayed water cannon to disperse crowds in front of the offices of Kanalturk and Bugun TV in Istanbul, a live broadcast on Bugun's website showed.

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The media groups are owned by Koza Ipek Holding, which has links to Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. The authorities on Tuesday took over 22 companies owned by Koza Ipek in an investigation of alleged financial irregularities, including whether it funded Gulen. The company denies wrongdoing.

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