BBC Turkish reporter detained in Turkey

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Hatice Kamer

Hatice Kamer, a reporter working for the BBC Turkish service, was detained in Turkey’s Siirt province on Saturday at a police checkpoint while on her way to report on a landslide at a copper mine.

The police did not cite any reason for Kamer’s detention, and she was taken to a police station in the Şirvan district of Siirt.

Meanwhile, reactions against the detention of yet another journalist in Turkey soared on social media. Co-chair of the Greens in the European Parliament Rebecca Harms and Union of Journalists in Germany President Frank Überall were among the people who criticized the targeting of a journalist whose only purpose was to report from a mine collapse zone.

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