Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan, makes a speech during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan, makes a speech during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

OSCE voices concern over detention of Turkish journalists

By: MENA
Tue, Mar. 10, 2020
VIENNA, March 10 (MENA) - The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) expressed concern over the frequent arrest of journalists in Turkey, according to a statement issued by the website of the organization.

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Desir, has denounced the detention of journalists in Turkey.

On Wednesday, Odatv news website Director Barış Terkoğlu and reporter Hülya Kılınç were detained over a news report in which they disclosed the identity of an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya.

OSCE warned that arresting journalists for their work seriously threatens media freedom and their ability to report on issues of public interest.
 
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