A Şırnak court arrested French journalist Loup Bureau on charges of aiding and supporting a terrorist organization, pro-Kurdish Dihaber reported on Wednesday.
According to the report, Bureau was on his way to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq through the Habur border gate after visiting Şırnak province when Turkish police detained him.
The court ruled for the arrest of Bureau on Tuesday for “aiding and supporting a terrorist organization.”
He was taken to the Şırnak T-type prison.
This is not the first time a foreign Journalist was put behind bars in Turkey..
French photojournalist Mathias Depardon, who was detained on May 8 in Turkey for “disseminating the propaganda of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on social media,” was deported on June 9.
Speaking to reporters at Atatürk Airport while being taken to the plane by two police officers, Depardon said: “It has been a great pleasure for me living in this country for the last five-and-a-half years. It has become impossible for me to keep on working here. There are many journalists working and living here. I extend my support to all journalists who are now unable to work, and I hope you once again be able to work and report.”