Two journalists detained over report on coronavirus in Antalya

Two journalists were detained and their report on a coronavirus case in Antalya was removed.

Local news portal executive editör İdris Özyol and editor-in-chief Ebru Küçükaydın were taken into custody following house raids in the Antalya province on Saturday.

The two journalists were reportedly questioned over a report they published on Coronavirus in the city and accused of “causing people to panic and publishing reports on coronavirus outside the knowledge of authorities”.

Both Özyol and Küçükaydın were released after giving their statements and the news article in question, titled ‘Coronavirus case in Demre’ was removed from the online platform.