Professor remanded in custody for Gülenist links

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A court in Istanbul remanded in custody Turkish Professor Mehmet Altan on Sept. 22 in connection with a probe into the Gülenist movement.

Altan faces several charges, including an "attempt to overthrow the government of Republic of Turkey and prevent its function, and being a member of a terrorist organization."  
His elder brother, Ahmet Altan, who is a journalist and author, was released under judicial control. He faces an international travel ban and will also have to report to a nearby police station once a week.  
The Altan brothers had been apprehended for allegedly giving "subliminal messages" about the coup bid during a television program a day before the July 15 coup attempt.

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