Vice News journalists detained in southeast Turkey

Two Britons detained by Turkish security forces for working without government accreditation

Vice News journalists detained in southeast Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish police have detained two British journalists from Vice News for reporting from the predominantly Kurdish southeast without government accreditation, security sources said on Friday.

Police detained Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury in the Baglar district of Diyarbakir province, where they were filming clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish fighters, the sources said.

The two Britons and their Turkish translator were in close contact with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters, the same sources said.

A 2,5 years-long ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish fighters collapsed in July after a group close to Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels shot dead two police officers. Ankara retaliated with strikes against the group in Iraq and Turkey.

Vice News describes itself as an international news organization that focuses on under-reported stories around the globe.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Ağustos 2015, 14:45