Arab Today, arab today turkish journalists rally to protest arrest of colleagues in syria
Last Updated : GMT 16:46:11
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Turkish journalists rally to protest arrest of colleagues in Syria

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Turkish journalists rally to protest arrest of colleagues in Syria

Ankara - AFP

More than 100 Turkish journalists on Friday staged a protest to demand the release of two Turkish reporters reportedly being held by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Gathering in front of the Syrian embassy in Ankara, protestors unfurled banners reading "Syria, give our colleagues back," "Don't kill journalists," and "Journalist is not the target." Turkish cameraman Cuneyt Unal and his colleague Bashar Fahmi, who both work for the U.S.-funded al-Hurra network, have been missing in Syria for 11 days and are reportedly being held by government troops. Turkish media on Monday aired a video of Unal that was broadcast by Syria's al-Ikhbariya news channel in recent days, in which he says that he crossed into Aleppo together with armed groups from Chechnya, Libya, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In the video, Unal appeared exhausting and nervous, with bruises under both eyes. The two missing journalists' families also joined the protest in Ankara. "My husband has been to Syria for only journalism reasons," Cuneyt's wife Nuran said. "I want my husband back." Bashar's wife Arzu desperately said: "My children have been asking for 11 days if their father will get back. I have no answer to give them." Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday Unal was in Syria for purely journalism reasons and stressed that "the Syrian state is responsible for his well-being." Ten journalists have been killed since the Syria uprising began in March 2011, including five foreigners, according to the advocacy group Reporters Without Borders.  

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today turkish journalists rally to protest arrest of colleagues in syria Arab Today, arab today turkish journalists rally to protest arrest of colleagues in syria

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today turkish journalists rally to protest arrest of colleagues in syria Arab Today, arab today turkish journalists rally to protest arrest of colleagues in syria

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today How to do your own Ramadan corner?

GMT 15:53 2017 Saturday ,27 May

How to do your own Ramadan corner?
View News in Arabic - Media: صحافة
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday