Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform issued a written statement on the invasion of trustees and the detained journalists.
The statement said six journalists following the protests against trustees were detained and continued:“Our detained colleagues have experienced injustice over injustice and were subjected to strip searches. These practices against journalists are geared toward restricting freedom of information and aim to obscure the violence and intervention against the people during the protests. Such an approach is unacceptable.
Our detained colleagues including some of our members, Jinnews reporter Rojda Aydin, Mezopotamya Agency editor Ziyan Karahan and reporters Mehmet Sah Oruc and Ahmet Kanbal, Evrensel writer Dr. Aysegul Tezoren, journalists Nurcan Yalcin, Halime Parlak, Yelda Cicek, Vedat Dag, Tumen Anli and Ozgur Ulke, and all detained citizens must be released at once.”
Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform called on all democratic groups to fight together.