Mufti of Cyprus held as Erdogan crackdown continues

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THE most senior religious figure in northern Cyprus has been taken into police custody in Turkey, as security forces continue to arrest those suspected of involvement in an attempted anti-government coup last year.

Dr. Talip Atalay, who is the Mufti of Cyprus, is being questioned in the district of Diyarbakir, according to Turkish press reports.

His detention is in relation to the banned Fethullah Gülen movement.

Other reports suggest he has been moved to the Mersin district for further questioning.

Atalay is a Turkish national, he was born and raised in Mersin,...


Mufti of Cyprus held as Erdogan crackdown continues


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