Writer and poet Fadıl Öztürk was detained early Friday, according to Artigercek, an online news outlet where he writes weekly columns.

At least 6 plainclothes police officers raid Öztürk’s home in Izmir and detained him on charges of making propaganda on behalf of a terror group, Artigercek said.

The 63-year-old writer was detained along with 7 others in the same investigation.

According to media, Ozturk will appear before a court on Wednesday at the earliest.

A total of 189 journalists passed through police custody in Turkey while 58 of them were remanded in prison in 2017, according to a recent report by the Free Journalists Initiative (ÖGİ).

According to Turkey Purge’s own count, 310 journalists have been remanded pending trial since the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, with 180 of them still being kept behind bars.

Turkey is the biggest jailer of the journalists in the world, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said earlier last month.

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