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Top journalist Şık arrested on charges of terrorist propaganda

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Journalist Ahmet Sik has been arrested on charges of making “terror propaganda” and disparaging the Turkish Republic, the judicial authorities and police, state-run media reports.

AHMET SIK WAS APPREHENDED AFTER TWEETING ABOUT PKK

Mr Sik was apprehended after tweeting about PKK  and writing articles for the anti-government Cumhuriyet daily newspaper, which criticised Turkey’s secret services.

I AM BEING DETAINED

In a final tweet written Tuesday morning, he said: “I am being detained. I am being taken to prosecutors because of a tweet.”

Mr Sik was detained for writing the book, and spent a year in a Turkish prison before being released in 2012 pending trial.

Activists are becoming fearful of Turkey’s increasingly hostile climate for journalist, particularly after the state of emergency imposed in the wake of July’s coup.

Source: Express

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