Turkey’s biggest newspaper, Zaman, raided and placed under state control

Turkey’s biggest newspaper, Zaman, raided by police and placed under state control. Police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse Zaman supporters. The paper is closely linked to the Hizmet movement of influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, which Turkey says is a “terrorist” group aiming to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. Mr Gulen was once an ally of Mr Erdogan but the two fell out. Many Hizmet supporters have been arrested. Turkey ranks 149th among the 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index 2015; the government argues journalism in Turkey is among the most free in the world.