Four journalists for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi detained in house raids

Four journalists were taken into custody during raids on the houses of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper workers.

Turkish police raided the offices of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper and Gün Printing House in Istanbul last week. A trustee was appointed to the newspaper and 25 workers were taken into custody.

Special operations police have carried out a raid on the flats of newspaper workers last night and detained journalists Reyhan Hacıoğlu, Pınar Tarlak, Hicran Urun and Mehmet Beyazıt, a former employee of the daily.

According to reports, police used a gendered language during the operation and seized several belongings of the journalists such as books, letters and photographs as well as some issues of the newspaper