“Turkey says Dutch journalist detained “again” ‘for her own safety’ “

A Dutch journalist who in January was acquitted by a Turkish court of writing propaganda for Kurdish militants has been detained in southeast Turkey “for her own safety” due to fighting in the area, a Turkish official said on Sunday.”I’m in custody in Yuksekova,” Frederike Geerdink tweeted, adding that she had been traveling with a Kurdish protest group whose members were all also taken into custody.A report by the Dutch news agency ANP said Geerdink had been arrested on suspicion of “traveling in a forbidden area”.But a senior Turkish official, who declined to be named, told Reuters: “Frederike has not been arrested for journalism. She was in a security zone where there was fighting. Because of that, we could not guarantee her safety, so she has been detained and investigations are continuing.”

Source: Turkey says Dutch journalist detained ‘for her own safety’ | Reuters

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