4 employees of Turkish Anatolian news agency in Egypt have been banned after police raids

 
 Egyptian police raided the office of the Turkish news agency "Anatolia" (AA) in Cairo and detained 4 employees, one of whom was Turkish and transported them to an unknown location.

Police crews went to AA's office yesterday evening and closed security cameras and the internet.

Security forces, who performed controls in the office until morning, seized passports, employees' cell phones, and computers and prevented them from contacting the outside.

Searching teams at the office declined to inform about the lawyer of AA who went to the office.

The cops then fired the lawyer and continued to control the office.

Police, which released an AA Egyptian working journalist at midnight, held up the other 4 employees until midnight.

The reporters were taken to an unknown location early in the morning.

Among the detainees, along with the Financial and Administrative Affairs Officer of the AA Office in Cairo, Hilmi Balci, there are also Egyptian nationals: Huseyin el Kabbani, Huseyin el Abbas and an employee of the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research.

Turkey's acting Chancellor in Cairo, Kemalettin Eruygur, made the necessary initiatives with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and follows closely the matter.

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs undertook also the necessary initiatives at the Egyptian Embassy in Ankara.

Attorneys for the Turkish news agency "Anatolia" at the Turkish Embassy in Cairo asked the relevant Egyptian authorities why the journalists were detained and where they were sent, but could not obtain any information.
4 employees of Turkish Anatolian news agency in Egypt have been banned after police raids 4 employees of Turkish Anatolian news agency in Egypt have been banned after police raids Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Rating: 5
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