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BBC Turkish reporter Hatice Kamer detained in southeast Turkey

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Rescue efforts are still continuing at the mine. There had been no explanation of the reason for her detention, it added, and no comment from Turkish officials.

AFP reports that, The authorities in Turkey on Saturday detained a journalist working for the BBC’s Turkish language service in the southeast of the country, the broadcaster said. Hatice Kamer was detained while reporting on a mine disaster in the Kurdish-dominated Siirt region of the southeast that left 10 miners dead and six missing, BBC Turkce (BBC Turkish) said in a statement on its website. It said that she had been looking to talk to relatives of the miners at the copper mine, which collapsed late on November 17.

But several of the journalists under arrest are from the Kurdish-majority southeast where the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is waging a deadly insurgency against the military.

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