Reporter for pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA), Sebahattin Koyuncu was arrested for allegedly making propaganda on behalf of the outlawed PKK, while Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Atilla Taş, Mutlu Gölgeçen and Murat Aksoy were jailed as part of an investigation into the Gulen Movement over the past 24 hours.

The number of journalists under arrest in Turkey has risen to 114 with the recent arrests.

Taş and Aksoy wrote columns for the newspapers affiliated with the movement until they were shut down by the government.

Meanwhile, Çulhanoğlu has been serving as the head of Nationalist Party and as the chief columnist at the leftist magazine, Türk Solu.

Gölgeçen also worked as a managing editor at Millet newspaper up until it was taken over by the government.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others on July 15. Immediately after the putsch, the government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement and launched a widespread purge aimed at cleansing sympathizers of the movement from within state institutions, dehumanizing its popular figures and putting them in custody.

Some 80,000 people either have been dismissed or sacked from state bodies, while 41,000 detained and 22,000 arrested so far.

Detention warrants were issued for 35 names –most of them being journalists—Çulhanoğlu, Taş, Gölgeçen and Aksoy, on Tuesday. While ten of them have been detained so far, the remaining 25 are still sought by police.

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