Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Prominent Turkish author Ahmet Sik arrested
The state news agency Anadolu reported that Sikorsky was arrested for ‘terrorist propaganda’. He is accused of insulting the government and propaganda for the Kurdish PKK movement. The reason for the arrest are articles by Sik in the newspaper Cumhuriyet and a tweet, Anadolu writes.
A representative of the opposition party CHP says Sik for the next five days will be allowed no contact with a lawyer. It may take up to thirty days before being brought before a judge.
Critic of Gülen and Erdoğan
Sik is a leading critic of the Gülen movement, seen by the Turkish Government as the instigator of the coup attempt in July. After the publication of his book The Imam’s Army in 2011 Sik was also in jail for a year.