Turkish journalist taken into police custody in Egypt

Posted on August 19, 2013 • Filed under: Civil Unrest, Egypt, Expatriate Arrested

Hurriyet Daily News reports that officials from the Turkish Embassy in Cairo have conducted a lengthy meeting with Metin Turan, a TRT correspondent who was detained this weekend at el-Fath Mosque, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Levent Gümrükçü has announced. In a message posted on his Twitter account on Aug. 19, Gümrükçü said Turan was safe and sound amid intense efforts to secure his release. Gümrükçü said Turan was in good health after being taken into custody during an intervention by Egypt’s security forces against protesters who were trapped in el-Fath Mosque. Read article

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