Egypt releases Turkish journalist Metin Turan

Egyptian authorities released Turkish journalist Metin Turan after a court ordered his release pending investigation.

Egypt releases Turkish journalist Metin Turan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian authorities on Monday released Turkish journalist Metin Turan after a court ordered his release – along with 83 other defendants – pending investigation into deadly clashes in August in Cairo's Ramses Square.

A judicial source told Anadolu Agency earlier that the court ruling was final and could not be appealed.

On August 16, clashes erupted outside Cairo's Ramses Square between security forces and protesters angered at the killing two days earlier of hundreds of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

In the ensuing violence, over 50 people were killed and 270 injured, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry.

Fleeing the violence, dozens of protesters took refuge inside the nearby Al-Fath Mosque, where they remained holed up before finally being rounded up by security forces.

The defendants, including Turan, who works for Turkish state broadcaster TRT, face charges of "incitement to violence" and "resisting authorities."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Aralık 2013, 12:57
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