ANKARA, Turkey – A Dutch journalist says she has been detained by police while covering clashes in a town in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast region.
Frederike Geerdink said on her Twitter account Sunday that she was detained in the town of Yusekova and would be questioned by a prosecutor.
It was the second time that the freelance journalist, who reports mainly on Kurdish issues, has been taken into custody in Turkey. She was briefly detained in January and was acquitted of charges of engaging in propaganda on behalf of the Kurdish rebels in April.
This week, a Turkish court released from jail two British Vice News journalists who were arrested on terror-related charges while reporting from Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey's mainly Kurdish region. Their Turkey-based assistant remains jailed.