Mezopotamya Agency editor-in-chief, Ferhat Çelik, was detained by the Turkish police, who came to his house, on the grounds of an investigation launched against him.
Mezopotamya Agency (MA) editor-in-chief, Ferhat Çelik, was detained by two plainclothes police officers who came to his house in Şişli in the evening.
The police told Çelik that they were acting upon orders by the Gaziantep Public Prosecutor's Office, and added that an investigation was launched against him for the news he shared on the agency's YouTube account. The police told the journalist he should give a statement.
Çelik was then taken to Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital and underwent a health check.
Afterwards, he was taken to Feriköy Police Station, and a one-day detention warrant was issued on charges of "making propaganda for a terrorist organization".
Celik is expected to give a statement to the prosecutor's office today.