Dutch journalist Geerdink detained by Turkish authorities once again

September 6, 2015 9:35 AM

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Frederike Geerdink was detained at 2.00 am local time (11.00 pm GMT) in the town of Yüksekova in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari. She was participating in a ‘human shield group’ with a small group of pro-Kurdish, leftwing People’s Democratic Party (HDP) supporters.

Geerdink specializes in writing about Kurdish issues for Dutch and English-language media as well as the Turkish news website Diken, known for its criticism of the Turkish government. She has been living in Turkey since 2006, has been based in Diyarbakır since 2012 and was briefly detained after aut...

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