PPF condemns arrest of journalist Hakan Gülseven in Istanbul

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey has expressed concern over the arrest of journalist and writer Hakan Gülseven.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Turkish authorities to immediately release the journalist and drop all charges against him.

According to IPS Communication Foundation-Bianet, Turkish court on December 20 arrested Gülseven and sent him to the Maltepe Prison in İstanbul.

The journalist was the editor of daily newspaper Yurt and he was held responsible for not paying the damages for the cases that were filed against him during the period he was working with the newspaper. The unpaid compensation penalties lead to prison sentences in the country.

The journalist was also arrested on June 19, 2018 for the same reason but he was later released after two days of detention.