Enes Ünal, the son of jailed Turkish journalist Mustafa Ünal, was detained by Ankara police, the Bold news reported.
The reason for detention remains unclear.
Mustafa Ünal was the Ankara bureau chief for the now-closed Zaman daily. He was arrested after a military coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016, and was handed down a jail sentence of 10 years, six months by an İstanbul high criminal court in July 2018 on charges of membership in a terrorist organization.
The Zaman daily was closed down along with dozens of other media outlets due to their links to the Gülen movement, which is accused by Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government of masterminding the coup attempt. The movement, labeled as a terror organization by the Turkish government, denies involvement in the failed putsch or any terrorist activity.
Enes himself also tweeted that he was being detained by police: “I need your prayers,” he said.
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— Enes Ünal (@mucteba_enes) December 17, 2019