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Alert created on: 16 Feb 2016 Turkey

DİHA Journalist Detained at March for Kurdistan Workers' Party Founder

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On 14 February 2016, Asya İnedi, a reporter for Kurdish-language news agency Dicle News Agency (DİHA), was detained in the Istanbul suburb of Sultanbeyli. İnedi was reporting from a march held for the anniversary of the capture of Abdullah Öcalan, one of the founders of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK. She was brought to a police station in Sultanbeyli. DİHA reported that there was no reason for İnedi to be detained. Evrem Kepenek, another DİHA reporter, tweeted on the evening of 14 February that lawyers were going to the police station to represent İnedi. Several DİHA journalists have been detained and arrested in recent months.
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