Six suspects detained after Hürriyet attack released
AA PhotoSix people detained for allegedly damaging daily Hürriyet’s office building in Istanbul’s Bağcılar district late on Sept. 8 were released on Sept. 9 afternoon after giving their testimony to police.
In addition, another nine suspects were also detained by the police.
Hürriyet’s Istanbul headquarters and Ankara offices were pelted with stones by club-wielding protesters on Sept. 8, less than 48 hours after a similar attack by Justice and Development Party (AKP) supporters.
The raid on Sept. 8 came hours after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan renewed his strong criticism of Hürriyet, accusing it of “distorting” his words.
Meanwhile, Istanbul governor’s office also said 93 people were detained across the city for “damaging property” during protests across the city on Sept. 8.