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Press Release – July 9, 2013

Turkish journalists Murat Uslu and cameraman Zafer Karakaş, of Star TV, Fatih Er and Tufan Güzelgün, of A Haber, have been taken into custody in Cairo while reporting on the latest developments in Egypt.

Although their most recent whereabouts are unknown, the Turkish Ambassadorship for Egypt has made all necessary attempts for the release of these journalists.

We demand the immediate release of our colleagues whose sole purpose for being in Egypt was to do first-hand reporting on the developments in the country. Egyptian government is responsible for the safety of all journalists reporting from there, regardless of their nationality and country of origin.