Turkey remands 17 journalists in custody over links to Gulen

Turkish police office stand atop tanks abandoned by Turkish army officers, near Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge.(AP)

An Istanbul court has remanded 17 Turkish journalists in custody over links to the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed for this month’s failed coup, charging them with membership of a “terror group”.

Twenty-one journalists had their cases heard by the court, with four being freed and 17 placed under arrest ahead of trial, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Those held include the veteran journalist Nazli Ilicak, it added.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49