DİYARBAKIR - 16 journalists were arrested out of 22 people detained in Diyarbakır on June 8.
As part of the investigation conducted by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, 16 journalists were arrested from 22 people detained on June 8. JINNEWS Manager Safiye Alagaş, DFG Co-chair Serdar Altan, MA Editor Aziz Oruç, Xwebûn Editor-in-Chief Mehmet Ali Ertaş, Zeynel Abidin Bulut, Ömer Çelik, Mazlum Doğan Güler, İbrahim Koyuncu, Neşe Toprak, Elif Üngür, Abdurrahman Öncü, Suat Doğuhan, Remziye Temel, Ramazan Geciken, Lezgin Akdeniz and Mehmet Şahin who were referred to the Magistrate 's Court on Duty were arrested.
Journalists Esmer Tunç, Mehmet Yalçın, Kadir Bayram, Feynaz Koçuk and İhsan Ergülen were released with judicial control measures.
Journalists and families waiting in front of the courthouse protested the decision with the slogans "Free press cannot be silenced", "We will resist and win" and "Bexwedan Jiyan e".