Turkish police detained two journalists for interrogation as part of an investigation into the case of political and military espionage, AP reported referring to Anadolu.
According to it, the two journalists — Ismail Dukel, the Ankara representative of TELE1 television channel, and Muyesser Yildiz of the OdaTV news website — were being questioned by anti-terrorism police.
As OdaTV noted, Yildiz - who covered military affairs - was detained after a raid on her home. Police ransacked her home and confiscated e-materials.
In May, authorities accused seven journalists - including two OdaTV editors and a reporter - of violating the laws governing intelligence agencies for reporting on the death of an intelligence officer who was reportedly killed in Libya. The journalists will go on trial at the end of this month.
According to the Turkish Journalists Syndicate, 85 journalists and other media workers are in prison under Turkey’s broad anti-terrorism laws, including many detained as a result of repression after the 2016 coup attempt.