Journalist Nevin Yıldız detained with one-year-old baby in İstanbul

Journalist Nevin Yıldız.

Journalist Nevin Yıldız, the responsible manager of the now-closed TV10 TV station, was detained at İstanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport on Tuesday night with her one-year-old baby upon her arrival from Germany.

It was not immediately known on which charges Yıldız was detained. She had been detained twice before and released.

Yıldız was expected to be referred to the Bakırköy Courthouse on Wednesday.

TV10, a pro-Alevi TV station, was among the 12 TV stations closed down by a government decree in September.

The Turkish government shut down dozens of media outlets and jailed dozens of journalists in the aftermath of a failed coup attempt on July 15 under the pretext of anti-coup fight.

Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) has documented that 237 journalists are now in jails, most in pre-trial detention languishing in notorious Turkish prisons without even a conviction. Of those in Turkish prisons, 215 are arrested pending trial, only 22 journalists remain convicted and serving time in Turkish prisons.  An outstanding detention warrants remain for 100 journalists who live in exile or remain at large in Turkey. Detaining tens of thousands of people over alleged links to the movement, the government also closed down more than 180 media outlets after the coup attempt. (SCF with May 10, 2017

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