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Former Radikal journalist arrested by Istanbul Court

Mustafa Gökkılıç, a reporter who formerly worked with the now-defunct Radikal daily newspaper, was placed under arrest on 19 July by an Istanbul court. 

Gökkılıç was taken into police custody on 12 July following an arrest warrant issued by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office as part of an investigation into a 2012 incident, which is commonly referred to as the MIT crisis.

On 7 February 2012,  a public prosecutor summoned head of the National Intelligence Agency (MİT) and several MIT officers to testify as part of an investigation in what was seen as the first public stand-off between Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the group which Turkey now claims was behind the 15 July 2016 coup attempt.