Journalist Berzan Güneş, a reporter for Mezopotamya News Agency, was taken into custody at a police checkpoint in Şırnak city centre.

Güneş was reportedly detained in the scope of an investigation launched by Iğdır Public Prosecutor’s Office and he has been taken to Şırnak Courthouse for testimony.

During the AKP rule, Turkey has become the biggest prison for journalists in the world. According to the data announced by the Platform of Solidarity With Jailed Journalists (TGDP), 223 journalists re behind bars in the country as of May 11.

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