Turkey, Middle East, Anadolu Agency staff detained by Egyptian police

Turkey summons Egypt's Ankara charge d'affaires

Egyptian police raids Cairo office of Anadolu Agency, detains 4 employees Tuesday evening

Tevfik Durul   | 15.01.2020
Turkey summons Egypt's Ankara charge d'affaires


Turkish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned Egypt's Ankara charge d'affaires for the police raid in Anadolu Agency office in Cairo and detention of employees, according to authorities. 

The ministry conveyed Turkey's reaction on the raid and detention, the diplomatic sources said, requesting anonymity.

Egyptian police raided Cairo office of Anadolu Agency and detained four employees Tuesday evening.

Turkey strongly condemned the raid, urging the immediate release of the employees. 

The detainees include one Turkish citizen.

The employees were taken to an unknown destination.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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