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Turkish police on Monday searched the headquarters of a television station and several branches of a secularist association as part of a widening probe into an alleged coup plot.
The Anatolia news agency says police raided the pro-secular Kanal B television and branches of the Association to Protect Contemporary Life.
More than 200 suspects have been detained since 2007 in the case that highlights a rift between an increasingly powerful class of pious Muslims and secular elites who fear the Islamic-rooted government is seeking to impose religion on society.
The suspects are accused of seeking to create chaos in order to trigger a military takeover.
Critics say the arrests are part of the government's attempt to muzzle secular opponents.