A 60-year-old man who is said to be the former chauffeur of Ekrem Dumanlı, the former editor-in-chief of daily Zaman, has been arrested on suspicion of having links to the recent failed military coup attempt in Turkey.
Tahsin Kürklü was detained by gendarmerie officers in Gürün district of Sivas province on Wednesday and hours later arrested by a Sivas court.
Posting tweets on his official Twitter account, Dumanlı stated that the Turkish government will soon instruct judges to arrest “his hairdresser too.”
“I have never had a private chauffeur. He worked for the company [Zaman]. They [media outlets] accuse me and punish a chauffeur.” An arrest warrant was issued on Sept 18 for Dumanlı for “attempting a coup” and “forming an organization with felonious intent.”