Turkish journalists detained over earthquake reports

Press freedom groups criticise a new “disinformation law” used to target reporting on the disaster. …

Merdan Yanardağ and Enver Aysever are prominent Istanbul-based political commentators with large social media followings. Both have criticised the government’s rescue efforts. They’re both under investigation along with Mehmet Güleş, who, like Mr Koçer, is based in Diyarbakir. He was detained on suspicion of “inciting hatred” for interviewing a volunteer critical of the government’s rescue effort and later released, according to RSF.


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