Basque senator Elejabarrieta presents parliamentary question about journalists arrested in Turkey
Basque senator Gorka Elejabarrieta Diaz presented a parliamentary question to the Presidency of the Spanish Senate about the journalists arrested in Turkey.
Basque senator Gorka Elejabarrieta Diaz from Euskal Herria Bildu-Ezkerra Republicana Parliamentary Group submitted a written question to the Presidency of the Spanish Senate about the journalists arrested in Turkey. Recalling that 11 journalists working for the Mezopotamya Agency (MA) and JINNEWS were detained in raids carried out by the Turkish police on 25 October in Ankara, Diyarbakır, Istanbul, Mardin, Urfa and Van, and 9 of them were arrested, Diaz said that during the raids, cameras, computers and other equipment belonging to the journalists were confiscated.
Indicating that there was a serious attack on press freedom in Turkey, Diaz said that this operation was not an isolated one, and that it was the second large-scale operation against the Kurdish media in the last four months.
He said that the "Disinformation Law" approved by the Turkish parliament would put at risk the guarantees for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression internationally.
Diaz asked whether the Spanish government had taken any action on the issue and what the government's position was on this issue.