The police searches of two separate video production companies in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority city of Diyarkabır (Amed) finally ended after 32 days, Mezopotamya News Agency (MA) reported on Monday.
At the end of the unusually lengthy search process that took almost five weeks, the police did not provide the lawyers of the two companies with an official document containing a list of all the seized material.
Representatives of Piya Production and Ari Production told MA that 19 cameras, all computer hard disks, sound mixers, microphones and several monitors had been seized.
The operation targeting Kurdish journalists, news agencies and production companies was launched on 8 June with dawn raids on houses and offices in Diyarbakır.
22 people including 20 journalists were arrested. While police searches in the offices of Jin News, an all-women news agency, and Pel Production ended the same day, the searches continued in the offices of the other two video production companies.
16 journalists were remanded in custody and sent to prison by a court order to await trial on 16 June.