Two journalists were arrested in the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday as members of two journalists’ associations tried to read out a joint public statement in support of 16 Kurdish journalists who have remained, remanded in custody since 8 June, Mezopotamya News Agency (MA) reported.
The police who encircled the area shut out the reporters, using physical force against them as they tried to pass through.
The reporters protested at the behaviour of the police who pushed them around and prevented some journalists from setting up cameras to record.
In a video report of Jin News, one woman reporter was heard shouting at the police, ‘Mafia! You are all mafia!’.
MA reporter Deniz Nazlım and journalist Sibel Yükler, who had earlier travelled to Diyarbakır (Amed) to express her support for the jailed Kurdish journalists on 18 June, were both taken into custody.