Riot police use rubber pellets to disperse protesting people after a Turkish military vehicle hit and killed a local woman in an accident in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
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Turkish authorities Saturday detained the chief news editor of a pro-Kurdish television channel over tweets posted on his account, the broadcaster said, as concern grows over freedom of expression in the country.The news editor of IMC TV, Hamza Aktan, was detained early Saturday in a police raid on his home in Istanbul, the channel said in a statement on its website.Aktan is a prominent journalist who has worked for several publications in Turkey and also published a book called "The Kurdish Citizen".The channel was seen as the only pro-Kurdish channel in Turkey with an anti-government line.
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