A Diyarbakır court has dismissed an objection to the arrest of 16 journalists on charges of membership in a terrorist organization, the Mezopotamya news agency reported on Saturday.

The journalists have been in prison since June 16, 2022.

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.