Russian NTV channel journalists were detained in Turkey.
"The author Aleksey Petrushko and the operator Ivan Malyshkin reported to the editorial office on the morning of December 3 they had been detained by police in a suburb of Istanbul. Then the connection broke down. Aleksey Petrushko managed to send at 9 pm Moscow time on December 3 a short SMS message: "We are still being kept for some reason."
They did not get in touch anymore and did not answer incoming calls and messages," the press service of the TV channel said.
The NTV is in close contact with the Russia MFA and Consulate General in Turkey, which are devoting significant efforts to clarify the situation and search for Russian citizens.