Star reporter held by armed Turkish police



Sweeney cornered over anti-Erdogan articles
MORNING STAR reporter Steve Sweeney was detained for eight hours in Turkey on Tuesday after travelling there to interview victims of the army crackdown on majority-Kurdish cities.
Mr Sweeney and his companion were stopped at a police road checkpoint near the south-eastern city of Cizre on Tuesday.
He told the Star that when police realised they were journalists, they called in the army and anti-terrorist officers.
They were grilled by the roadside for five hours, surrounded by 16 heavily armed men and armoured vehicles.
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11 May 2017 in Editorial, Views: 49
Source: Morning Star
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