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>> Turkey is stepping up a crackdown on alleged opponents in the state and media. The editor, among staff at the opposition
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raid, 15 more media outlets were shut down Sunday. Some opposition lawmakers call it a coup against democracy.
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>> Cumhuriyet is a newspaper that was founded in 1924, just a year after the founding of the modern Turkish Republic, and it's seen as a pillar of the secular establishment in Turkey. So the detentions this morning are extremely significant in that sense and worrisome for secular opponents and the opposition.
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Amidst such numbers, some wonder if the state can still function.>> The government says, on the contrary, that by removing the suspected coup plotters from state institutions, those who are left are more loyal, and that it has, as a result, more focused institutions, both in the civil service and in the security forces.
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>> Overseas criticism certain to mount, though. Beside the