Filmmaker Koray Kesik still in police custody

Solidarity with filmmaker Koray Kesik after his arrest last Friday.

One of the people taken into custody on Friday by Turkish police was filmmaker Koray Kesik.

Film director Koray Kesik was taken into custody after his house in Izmir was raided by police.

Kesik served as the cinematographer and art director for many films, including Bakur, Revolutionary Youth Bridge and The Past is Not the Past.

Kesik was one of the people taken into custody last Friday, following police raids on some houses in Nusaybin (Nisêbîn), where a person named Abdürrahim Dayan was detained. The reason for the detention was not disclosed.

A number of filmmakers expressed their solidarity and demanded the release of Kesik.