9 Journalists arrested

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  • 08:39 29 October 2022
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ANKARA - 9 journalists whose news stories were subject to accusations have been arrested.

Diren Yurtsever, Editor-in-Chief of the Mezopotamya Agency (MA), MA reporters Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar, JINNEWS reporters Habibe Eren and Öznur Değer, and MA Mehmet Günhan, who worked as an intern in the Ankara office of Mezopotamya Agency who were detained on October 25 as part of the Ankara-based investigation were arrested.
The journalists were accused of their social media posts and their journeys to different cities.
The news, virtual media posts and travels of journalists were made the subject of accusations.
Mehmet Günhan who were a trainee for a time in Mezopotamya Agency was released with judicial control measures.
The families and colleagues of the journalists waiting in front of the courthouse protested the decision with the slogans "Free press cannot be silenced" and applauses.