Umar and her lawyer leave Kusadasi police building in Izmir after she was briefly detained for sending tweets deemed critical of Erdogan.
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Hasnain Kazim, German news weekly Der Spiegel's resident correspondent in Turkey, last year applied to renew his Turkish press card – usually a mere formality.Der Spiegel announced in March it had no choice but to withdraw the 41-year-old, who had been based in Turkey since 2013, and accused Ankara of violating press freedom. In the 2016 World Press Freedom Index, the country slipped two places to 151 out of 180 .Dutch journalist Ebru Umar, 45, was detained in Turkey for several hours Sunday after posting tweets deemed critical of Erdogan, and said Monday her Amsterdam apartment had been burgled.Last week Russian journalist Tural Kerimov, Turkey bureau chief for the Sputnik news agency, was refused entry, and German reporter Volker Schwenck, Cairo correspondent for ARD Television, was detained, then deported.Kazim said he received over 10,000 threats via email, Facebook and Twitter after an article quoted a miner insulting Erdogan.On his return, he had hoped to cover Turkey for Der Spiegel until 2018 .
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