Court orders arrests of four suspects over Reyhanlı bombs
ADANA – Anatolia News Agency
Reyhanlı is being cleared of the debris ahead of President Abdullah Gül's visit May 16. DHA photoA Turkish court has ordered the arrest of four suspects taken into custody during the investigation launched into the deadly attacks in Reyhanlı near the Syrian border that killed 52 and wounded more than 100 on May 11.
Another four people who were referred to the court by the prosecutors after their interrogations were released while eight suspects are still being interrogated.
A total of 17 suspects were detained following the attacks. The Turkish government had publically accused groups connected with the Syrian intelligence for the bombings.
Media restriction lifted
Meanwhile, a media limitation imposed by a local prosecutor following the bombings was lifted by a court over complaints.
Following the demand of the Reyhanlı public prosecutor, a written statement from RTÜK declared that the Reyhanlı Court of Peace had ruled that all kinds of audio, written and visual publications about the scenes of incidents after the blasts were banned, including content and images of the injured and the dead.
The decision had sparked controversy as many journalists and media organizations saw it as an attempt to limit press freedom.