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Kurdish journalists in southeast Turkey still uncharged after week in jail

Colleagues of 20 detained journalists say they believe their arrests are tied to Turkey’s planned military operation against Syrian Kurdish militants.
Diyarbakir Kurds

ISTANBUL — Twenty journalists from Turkey’s Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir were spending their seventh day in custody on Tuesday for unknown reasons. But press freedom activists claim it's connected to Ankara’s planned military operation in northern Syria.

The journalists were rounded up in early morning police raids on their homes on June 8. The offices of their media outlets were searched and computers and other equipment seized. Two non-journalists were also detained in the operation.

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