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Two Turkish journalists freed in Aleppo
Two Turkish journalists freed in Aleppo

Arpacik and Gumus were released in Adenen village of Aleppo following FSA members' effort on Thursday morning.

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Two Turkish journalists who were detained on Wednesday by members of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Aleppo, were released on Thursday.

Cihat Arpacik of the Milli Gazete and Kemal Gumus of the Star Gazetesi who have been in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo for a while to cover clashes between al-Assad's army and Free Syrian Army, had been detained on Wednesday in Afrin town of Aleppo.

Arpacik and Gumus were released in Adenen village of Aleppo following FSA members' effort on Thursday morning.

FSA members brought both journalists to the border gate between the southern province of Hatay and Syria. Later the journalists crossed to Turkey.

Cihat Arpacik said that during the detention period they were not treated badly.

PYD members had taken the two Turkish journalists to the village headman of Borchaider village, Ahmet Hajiali and they had been kept there until evening hours. Arpacik and Gumus had later been placed in a motor vehicle at 18.45 hours and taken to an unknown destination.



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