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Greek police briefly detain two journalists from Turkey

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Greek police on Sunday briefly detained two journalists from Turkey after they witnessed alleged use of excessive police force during a detention in Athens, according to the Bianet news website.

They were released on Monday by an Athens court without any charges, according to the Turkish media.

Çağdaş Kaplan and Berçem Mordeniz, from Turkey’s Yeni Yaşam daily, claimed the police officers used excessive force against them, too.

“People who witnessed the police violence were not allowed to enter the police station. Some of them wanted to testify as witnesses, but they were not allowed to,” Kaplan said in a message to the Gazete Karınca news website.

According to Kaplan, no measures were taken against the coronavirus outbreak in the police station. They were held in the same detention room as 40 others and were subjected to ill-treatment.

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