Police detained four local journalists in Turkey’s southern province of Adana, bringing up the already-high number of media personnel in jail.

The Journalist Union of Turkey (TGS) Adana branch head Salim Büyükkaya; Adana’dan Taraf Haber columnists Abdurrahim Haklıkul; and Osman Palamut and Adana Yorum columnist Naim Yalçınel were detained on Wednesday.

There are currently 109 journalists under arrests with around another 30 under detention.

Police earlier arrested Adana-based journalist Aytekin Gezici, as part of an investigation into the Gulen Movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the failed coup attempt.

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