Turkey briefly detains Dutch journalist in 'terror' probe - World

January 6, 2015 3:31 PM

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish police briefly detained a Dutch reporter on terrorism-related charges on Tuesday, highlighting accusations of media persecution on a day President Tayyip Erdogan declared that Turkish journalists enjoyed more freedom than any in Europe.

Frederike Geerdink, based in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey, tweeted that police had searched her home and she was being detained for "propaganda for a terrorist organisation". The Dutch Foreign Minister, visiting Ankara, said he was shocked.

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