Police in Van detain Mezopotamya Agency journalist Karataş
Dindar Karataş, a journalist with Mezopotamya Agency, was taken into custody following a raid in his house in Van.
Dindar Karataş, correspondent for Mezopotamya Agency (MA), was taken into custody following a raid in his house in Ipekyolu, Van.
Special team police blocked the area around the house where journalist Karataş was staying in the early hours of the morning.
The police then raided the house and forced the people in the house ta lay on the ground. Officers then searched the house and took Karataş into custody.
Karataş's phone and the memory card in his camera were confiscated while the journalist was taken to the Provincial Security Directorate.
The police said that Karataş was detained within the scope of an investigation opened by the Erzurum Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, although details of the investigation were not established.