UPDATE: Three kidnapped Anadolu Agency journalists freed in Turkey

Published February 21st, 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Rauf Maltas (31), photojournalist Onur Coban (36) and cameraman Kenan Yesilyurt (26) have been freed. (Twitter)
Rauf Maltas (31), photojournalist Onur Coban (36) and cameraman Kenan Yesilyurt (26) have been freed. (Twitter)

Three journalists working for Anadolu Agency, kidnapped by PKK miltants for over 48 hours in Turkey's southeastern Mardin province, have been freed.

Anadolu Agency correspondent Rauf Maltas (31), photojournalist Onur Coban (36) and cameraman Kenan Yesilyurt (26) were assigned last week to Mardin's Nusaybin district to cover stories in the region.

The PKK -- considered a terrorist organization also by the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in late July 2015.


© Copyright Andolu Ajansi

You may also like