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People wear masks of Hidayet Karaca, head of Samanyolu Media Group, as they protest against his detention in Istanbul five days ago, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Police conducted raids in a dozen Turkish cities Sunday, detaining at least 32 people — including journalists, TV producers and police — known to be close to a movement led by a U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric who is a strong critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It was the latest crackdown on cleric Fethullah Gulen’s movement, which the government has accused of orchestrating an alleged plot to try to bring it down.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)