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Turkish police have detained journalist Abdukarim Mirzayev. The graduate degree student in journalism at the University of Kastamonu was arrested on December 11.

According to his lawyer, someone used Mirzayev’s mobile phone to talk to some suspicious people. After some surveillance, police arrested him. 

Reportedly on the night of December 10-11, four men in military uniforms, as well as people in civilian clothing, came to Abdukarim Mirzayev’s house and searched it, and afterwards arrested the journalist.

The decision was aimed at deporting him from the country. Currently, Mirzayev is at the Center for Temporary Detention of Foreign Nationals.

A lawsuit is being prepared to uphold the deportation order and suspend the surveillance check.

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