A Turkish court has ruled to arrest 16 Kurdish journalists on “terror” related accusations, Dicle Firat Journalists Association reported.

The journalists were arrested late on Wednesday after spending some 7 days in police custody.

Among the arrestees are Mazlum Doğan Güler, Ramazan Geciken, Abdurrahman Öncü, İbrahim Koyuncu, Lezgin Akdeniz, Suat Doğuhan, Remziye Temel, Zeynel Abidin Bulut, Serdar Altan, Ömer Çelik, Neşe Toprak, Mehmet Ali Ertaş, Mehmet Şahin, Elif Üngür, Aziz Oruç and Safiye Alagaş.

According to Dicle Firat Journalists Association, five others were released on pending trial.