BBC Turkish says reporter, Hatice Kamer, freed in southeast Turkey

Turkish authorities on Nov. 27 freed a reporter for the BBC’s Turkish language service in the southeast of the country after holding her for a day without explanation, the broadcaster said

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Hatice Kamer, a journalist working for the BBC’s Turkish-language service, freed after being held in south-east of country

Turkish authorities have freed a reporter for the BBC’s Turkish-language service after holding her for a day without explanation, the broadcaster said.

BBC – Nov 27

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Turkish authorities on Saturday detained Khajijan Farqin, a freelance reporter working for Voice of America, in Diyarbakir. Details of her arrest were relayed by a family friend, who said the reasons for Farqin’s detention remained unclear. Her

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