Fırat News Agency (ANF) director Maxime Demiralp, who was taken into custody in Brussels on Dec. 16, was arrested by a Belgian court the next day at Turkey’s request, ANF said on Wednesday.

In a statement on Wednesday, ANF said Demiralp was taken into custody on Dec. 15 by Belgian police on an INTERPOL notice requested by Turkey. A Brussels court ruled for Demiralp’s arrest the next day based on the notice.

A hearing will be held in Brussels on Friday.

This article originally appeared in Turkish Minute on Dec. 22.