Latest News Wires Turkey's Erdogan says media raids response to 'dirty' plot

European Union officials complained about Turkish authorities raiding newspaper and television outlets over the weekend.

By , Reuters

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that weekend raids on media outlets close to a US-based Muslim cleric were part of a necessary response to "dirty operations" by political enemies, and dismissed European Union criticism of the moves.