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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
raid, 15 more media outlets were shut down Sunday. Some opposition lawmakers call it a coup against democracy.
>> 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.
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.
>> Overseas criticism certain to mount, though. Beside the