Journalists Serhat Yaruk and Çağlar Özbilgin were added to tens of journalists who have been detained under post-coup emergency rules, on Thursday.

Polis detained Yaruk after a raid on his mother’s house in Mersin province as part of a Van-based investigation. Meanwhile, Özbilgin was detained at Caglayan courthouse in Istanbul where he attended a court hearing on accusation that he insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in one of his articles.

According to Turkish media, Özbilgin was taken into custody as part of a separate investigation in which he is accused of inciting hatred in public.

Turkey is the leading jailer of journalists in the world with one third of arrested journalists across the globe being held in Turkish jails.

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