Detained the editor in chief of the Turkish Bureau Sputnik

Boztepe took the police, now he’s taken to the General Directorate of security of Istanbul.

“the Police came to our office in Istanbul. Detained another employee. Our three from yesterday in the police in Ankara, where the night before in their apartment was broken into nationalists. Turkey, what is that???” – expressed his indignation at what is happening on the page in Facebook chief editor of the international information Agency “Russia today” Margarita Simonyan.

Photo: Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS Kosachev commented on the attack on the staff of Sputnik in Ankara

three journalists on the Eve of the Turkish Bureau of Sputnik in Ankara was attacked by unknown. The attackers broke into the apartment of the representatives of the Agency, threatened, and accused of treason in connection with the work on the Russian media. After the attack, the reporter went to the police and since then never been in touch. According to local media reports, they were detained in connection with the publication articles on the transition in 1939, part of Syrian territory under the control of Turkey.

the Russian foreign Ministry called the incident “a flagrant violation of the rights of journalists.” “They were intimidated with physical violence, demanded an end to the professional activity. According to available information, last night the victims are in the power structures of Turkey. The situation is complicated by the fact that they cannot communicate,” – said on Smolensk square. The Russian foreign Ministry urged Turkish authorities to intervene to ensure the safety of Russian media representatives and to assist in clarifying all the circumstances of the incident.

“I condemn threats and attempted attacks on three journalists Sputnik Turkey in Ankara. I am concerned about reports that they were detained because of the publication of the material. I urge the authorities to ensure thethe provision of security for foreign correspondents”, – commented on the events, the OSCE representative on freedom of the media Harlem Desir.

I condemn last night’s threats & attempted attack against 3 #Turkey based @sputnik_TR journalists, outside their homes in Ankara. Also concerned that they were reportedly detained today over an article. I urge the authorities to ensure the safety of foreign correspondents.

— OSCE media freedom (@OSCE_RFoM) March 1, 2020