Turkey arrests 2 magazine editors accused of inciting uprising against government

Turkish authorities have arrested two editors of a political weekly on charges of inciting an armed uprising against the government for suggesting on the magazine's front page that the aftermath of Turkey's election would mark the start of a civil war.

Weekly Nokta said on its website that editor-in-chief Cevher Guven and news editor Murat Capan were formally arrested on Tuesday, accused of attempts to bring down the government.

They become the latest journalists to be arrested as Turkey's government continues to crack down on media organizations and journalists critical of the government.

The two were detained for questioning on Monday after police acting on a court order confiscate all copies of this week's issue.

The offending article could not be located. Nokta's website was blocked in Turkey.