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Turkey arrests 42 journalists worrying Europe

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>> Greeting his political opposition, after ordering the detention of 42 journalists. Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan, extending a purge of people he blames for an attempted coup, according to local media. 60,000 people have been targeted so far, soldiers, police, judges, and civil servants arrested or suspended. The crackdown drawing fire from rights groups and western countries who fear Erdogan is using the failed coup to tighten his grip on power.
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The President's already declared a state of emergency, that enabling him to sign new laws without getting Parliamentary approval first, including extending the maximum period of detention for suspects from 4 days to 30. The governments pledged suspects in custody will have a fair trial but Amnesty International says it has evidence that some have been tortured, beaten, and even raped.
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Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's biggest political parties took to the streets on Sunday condemning the coup attempt. Previous rallies like this have prompted calls for the death penalty to be reintroduced. The EU saying if that happens, it will halt Turkey's membership talks immediately.