Mother of French photographer Mathias Depardon, Daniele Van de Lanotte speak to the AFP on June 8, 2017, in front of the retention center where French photographer Mathias Depardon in jail, at Oguzeli, in Gaziantep. AFP / BULENT KILIC
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A French photojournalist who has been held in Turkey for a month saw his mother on Thursday for the first time since being detained, in an "emotional" meeting near the Syrian border.Mathias Depardon was detained on May 8 while on assignment for National Geographic magazine in Hasankeyf, in the southeastern Batman province.Depardon was accused of working without a press card, which was in the process of being renewed.Turkey ranks 155th out of 180 in the 2017 press freedom index of RSF.
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