ISTANBUL Jan 5 Turkish police detained the
chief legal advisor and a former chief executive of Dogan
Holding on Thursday, the conglomerate said, as part of a probe
into followers of a U.S.-based cleric blamed for a failed July
Dogan - which has interests in media, finance, energy and
tourism and owns newspaper Hurriyet and broadcaster CNN Turk -
said the raids were only on the personal offices and homes of
the two individuals and that its operations were unaffected.
Last month another Dogan Holding executive, Barbaros
Muratoglu, was remanded in custody on an accusation of "aiding a
terror group" as part of an investigation into the exiled Muslim
cleric Fethullah Gulen and his followers. Ankara refers to the
group as the "Gulenist Terror Organisation".
In its statement to the Istanbul stock exchange, Dogan said
Thursday's detentions were part of the same investigation.
(Reporting by Ceyda Caglayan and Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Nick