Editor of top Turkish daily, President Erdogan critic, detained: Reports

Zaman editor-in-chief Ekrem Dumanli holds a copy of his newspaper at the headquarters of Zaman daily newspaper in Istanbul on Sunday, Dec 14, 2014. Turkish police on Sunday detained the chief editor of a top newspaper as part of an ongoing opera
Zaman editor-in-chief Ekrem Dumanli holds a copy of his newspaper at the headquarters of Zaman daily newspaper in Istanbul on Sunday, Dec 14, 2014. Turkish police on Sunday detained the chief editor of a top newspaper as part of an ongoing operation to round up supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rival, US-exiled imam Fethullah Gulen, reports said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ISTANBUL (AFP) - Turkish police on Sunday detained the chief editor of a top newspaper as part of an ongoing operation to round up supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rival, US-exiled imam Fethullah Gulen, reports said.

The police raided the offices of the Zaman daily for a second time in the afternoon, detaining Ekrem Dumanli, as a huge crowd protested outside.

Dumanli is among at least 25 people who were detained in Sunday's raids in 13 cities across Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported.