Since Turkey's attempted coup on 15 July, thousands of people have been arrested or lost their jobs
. The media in particular has incurred Erdogan's ire with at least 130 organisations shut down. These include some 45 newspapers, 29 publishing houses, 23 radio stations, 16 TV stations and three news agencies.
47 arrest warrants were also issued for journalists
working for the Zaman newspaper, the biggest opposition newspaper in circulation before it was shut down in March. Western governments and human rights groups have condemned the attempted coup but have also voiced concerns about Erdogan's far-reaching crackdown.