Daily Aydınlık columnist detained in Turkey’s south
ADANA – Doğan News AgencyA Turkish columnist and programmer was detained on Oct. 19 in the southern province of Adana for an article he wrote about an incident at a religious school in 2014.
Mehmet Faraç, a columnist for daily Aydınlık and a programmer for Halk TV, was detained in the early hours of the morning at his hotel in Adana, where he had come for a television program.
Faraç was detained over an April 2014 article titled “Backyard of AKP and Bastinado Mindset,” in which he mentioned an incident that took place at a religious school (imam-hatip) in the southern province of Mersin.
Security forces acting on an arrest warrant detained Faraç as part of an investigation into the article.
Faraç will be referred to court after the completion of procedures at the police station.