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Jiyar Gol

30/06/2017 - 16:01 0
Turkey detains, interrogates and deports Kurdish journalist working for BBC

Kurdish journalist Jiyar Gol, a correspondent and filmmaker for BBC World was detained by police at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport for five hours and then deported on June 29. 

“Yesterday, I was detained in Istanbul airport, searched, interrogated then deported, reasons my reports for the BBC,” wrote Jiyar Gol on his Twitter account on June 30.

Gol was returning from the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq where he was reporting for the BBC. He was forced to get on a flight to Hewler (Erbil).

The Journalists Union of Turkey says 159 journalists have been jailed and some 150 news outlets have been closed down amid deepening concerns over media freedoms in the country. Several foreign journalists have been expelled.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News