Journalist Aslan arrested on terror charges in Şanlıurfa

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The Özgür Gelecek newspaper’s managing editor, Aslı Ceren Aslan, was arrested in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa four days after her Feb. 9 detention on terror charges.

Aslan was arrested on Feb. 13, but the news of her arrest only made its way to the Turkish media on Feb. 22.

The journalist was detained as she was covering the latest developments in Rojova and Syria.

According to a report on the Haberdar news website on Thursday, Aslan was subjected to physical violence at the Ceylanpınar Gendarmerie Command and Şanlıurfa Police Station, where she was kept under detention for four days. Aslan was also reportedly required to undergo a strip search.

The journalist is accused of violating Turkey’s borders and membership in a terrorist organization.

According to a report published on Jan. 26 by new advocacy group the Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF), 191 journalists are in jail, 92 are wanted and 839 have been charged in Turkey.

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