Zekeriya Güzüpek, former head of the now-closed pro-Kurdish Dicle news agency (DİHA), and Mehmet Ali Ertaş, editor for DİHA’s Kurdish service, were detained by police in Diyarbakır province, according to the Evrensel daily.

The houses of the chairman and editor of the news agency were raided by police teams in Diyarbakır’s central Bağlar district at around 04:00 am on Wednesday. Following a search of the houses, both journalists were reportedly taken into custody.

DİHA was shut down by a decree issued by the Turkish government under the state of emergency that was declared following a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.