Turkish TV channels call on al-Assad to free journalists
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
A journalist holds a placard with a picture of Turkish cameraman Cüneyt Ünal during a demonstation near the Syrian Consulate in Istanbul. REUTERS photo
Seventeen Turkish TV channels made simultaneous broadcasts at 8:03 a.m. this morning, calling on Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to free two journalists held captive by the Syrian army.
Turkish reporter Cüneyt Ünal and journalist Bashar Fahmi, a Jordanian citizen of Palestinian origin, have been in captivity for 33 days.
Turkish TV channels displayed pictures of the two journalists with the sentence "They are only journalists" superimposed on the image, calling on al-Assad to set them free.