Journalist Reyhan Capan, the managing editor of the now-defunct pro-Kurdish daily Ozgur Gundem, has been taken under police custody in Artvin’s Hopa district.
Capan was detained upon an outstanding arrest warrant on Thursday.
The journalist had been sentenced to 2 years and 3 months in prison for intimidating Turkish nation and Turkey’s state institutions, in March, this year.
Turkey is the biggest jailer of journalists in the world, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) . There are currently more than 200 journalists are under arrest pending trial.
The Turkish government also closed down over180 media outlets after a failed coup on July 15, 2016.