Two Turkish TV producers detained as operation against media starts

ESKISEHIR: Turkish police have reportedly detained two producers from Samanyolu TV in the first wave of what was said to be a large-scale operation against the media across Turkey.

Samanyolu TV lawyer Fikret Duran said on Sunday morning that producer of Tek Turkiye series of Samanyolu TV Salih Asan was taken into custody in central Turkish province of Eskisehir. He stated that police searched the house of Asan and took him for interrogation.

The lawyer added that producer of Sungurlar series of the same network, Engin Koc, was also detained in a pre-dawn raid in eastern province of Van.

Pronouncing his internment via his official Twitter account, “I’m being detained as of the moment. If my offense is to serve to our nation and state. Yes I committted that crime.” Asan noted.