Oktay Candemir, a former reporter for the pro-Kurdish DIHA news agency was detained in the eastern province of Van on Monday.

Candemir was taken into custody due to his reports on Turkey’s recent offensive in Syria’s Afrin, ANF said.

On Jan 22, Turkish troops entered Afrin area, which is controlled by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) extension PYD. While most political parties in Turkey welcomed the offensive, police have detained, among others, many journalists for criticizing the operation since then.