Turkey pushed into coup process in planned way: opposition leader

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, accompanied by Cumhuriyet newspaper's bureau chief Erdem Gul, meets with editors at Cumhuriyet's Ankara office, Turkey, October 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey was pushed into a coup process in a “planned and programed way” and is now experiencing conditions worse than after a military coup in 1980, the leader of the main opposition CHP, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, said on Tuesday.

He was speaking to his party in parliament a day after 13 journalists from a secularist opposition paper were detained on accusations of supporting the July 15 failed coup, in which rogue soldiers tried to seize power, killing more than 240 people.

Reporting by Gulsen Solaker and Ayla Jean Yackley; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan