Cumhuriyet is widely seen as the last of Turkey's independent newspapers (Image credit: AFP)

Turkey detains Cumhuriyet newspaper journalists

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been arrested and remanded in custody by a court in Istanbul.

The newspaper's editor, a well-known cartoonist, and an anti-government columnist were among those arrested.

They are the latest in a series of charges laid against critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

On Friday, nine politicians, including the leaders of the country's pro-Kurdish HDP party, were also jailed.

A further nine officials from the HDP, including regional heads from the south-eastern province of Adana, were detained on Saturday.

The Cumhuriyet newspaper is one of the few Turkish media outlets which remains critical of Mr Erdogan.

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