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Turkish opposition paper "won't give in" after detentions

  • Members of a leftist group shout slogans to condemn the detentions of Cumhuriyet journalists, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Turkish police detained chief editor and at least eight senior staff of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on Monday, amid growing fears over Turkey's widening crackdown on dissenting voices. The placard at left reads: " Free press cannot be silenced! " (AP Photo)

    Members of a leftist group shout slogans to condemn the detentions of Cumhuriyet journalists, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Turkish police detained chief editor and at least eight senior staff of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on Monday, amid growing fears over Turkey's widening crackdown on dissenting voices. The placard at left reads: " Free press cannot be silenced! " (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Erdem Gul, Ankara bureau chief of Cumhuriyet, holds a latest copy of his newspaper with a headline that reads: "We will not surrender" in Ankara, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Turkish police detained the chief editor and at least 12 senior staff of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on Monday, a move that signals a widening crackdown on dissenting voices. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Erdem Gul, Ankara bureau chief of Cumhuriyet, holds a latest copy of his newspaper with a headline that reads: "We will not surrender" in Ankara, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Turkish police detained the chief editor and at least 12 senior staff of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on Monday, a move that signals a widening crackdown on dissenting voices. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)  (The Associated Press)

  • Erdem Gul, Ankara bureau chief of Cumhuriyet, speaks to his staff in Ankara, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Turkish police detained the chief editor and at least 12 senior staff of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on Monday, a move that signals a widening crackdown on dissenting voices. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Erdem Gul, Ankara bureau chief of Cumhuriyet, speaks to his staff in Ankara, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Turkish police detained the chief editor and at least 12 senior staff of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on Monday, a move that signals a widening crackdown on dissenting voices. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)  (The Associated Press)

An opposition newspaper in Turkey is remaining defiant a day after the detention of its chief editor and at least 12 senior staff.

Tuesday's edition of Cumhuriyet newspaper — one of Turkey's oldest — ran the headline: "We won't give in." Tuesday's columns of two of its detained writers were left blank.

The Istanbul prosecutor's office says the detentions followed an investigation into the left-leaning and secularist paper's alleged support to the movement led by U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen — accused by the government of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt — and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party. The paper rejects the accusations.

The detentions drew widespread international criticism, including from the United States and the European Union.