Evrensel journalist Kemal Özer detained in Tunceli
TUNCELİKemal Özer, a journalist and nature photographer for daily Evrensel, was detained by police as part of an anti-terrorism probe in the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli late on Sept. 4, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Özer’s vehicle was stopped at a police checkpoint at the entrance of Tunceli city center while he was returning from the province’s Ovacık district.
After his detention, police and gendarmerie personnel searched Özer’s home and seized his cameras and digital material.
Following a health check, he was taken to the provincial gendarmerie command for questioning.
The detention warrant was reportedly issued by the Tunceli Public Prosecutor’s Office.