Journalists detained in KCK raids
DHA file photoPolice detained 38 people in raids in seven different provinces in a probe into the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) earlier today.
A number of journalists were among the detained, including Agence France-Presse photographer Mustafa Özer.
Police conducted simultaneous raids in Istanbul, Mersin, Diyarbakır, Van, Şırnak, Ankara and İzmir early in the morning. Suspects were detained on grounds that they were part of the "Center of the Ideological Sphere" within the KCK.
The offices of Etkin News Agency (ETHA), pro-Kurdish news establishments Dicle News Agency (DİHA) and daily Özgür Gündem were also raided.
Police raided a tent used as a newsroom by ETHA in the quake-stricken Van province and seized all computer hard disks.
Evrim Kepenek (Van - DİHA)
Sevinç Tuncelli (İzmir - DİHA)
Dilek Demirel (İzmir - DİHA)
Kenan Kırkaya (Ankara - DİHA)
Fatma Koçak (İstanbul - DİHA news editor)
Zuhal Tekiner (İstanbul - DİHA franchisee)
Sadık Topaloğlu (Şanlıurfa - DİHA)
Mazlum Özdemir (Diyarbakır - DİHA)
Arzu Demir (İstanbul - ETHA)
Çağdaş Ulus (Vatan Gazetesi Muhabiri)
Zeynep Kuray (daily BirGün reporter)
Ömer Çelik (daily BirGün reporter)
Mustafa Özer (AFP photographer)
Nahide Ermiş (Free People and Democratic Modernity periodical board member)
İsmail Yıldız (İstanbul)
Ziya Çiçek (daily Özgür Gündem franchisee)
Nuri Fırat (İstanbul)
The KCK is alleged to be the urban wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.