Number of detained journalists increases to 9

9 journalists have been taken into custody in Istanbul, Ankara and Urfa.

The number of those detained in the operations carried out against free press workers in Istanbul and Ankara this morning has increased.

Mesopotamia Agency (MA) reporter Esra Solin Dal, Enes Sezgin from Yeni Yaşam and free press workers Saliha Aras, Yeşim Alıcı, Beste Argat Balcı, Şirin Ermiş and journalist Erdoğan Alayumat were detained in house raids in Istanbul.

MA reporter Mehmet Aslan was detained in a house raid in Ankara and former MA reporter Doğan Kaynak was detained in a house raid in Urfa.

It is reported that there is a detention warrant for 3 other people, including 2 journalists.

The detained journalists are restricted from seeing their lawyers.