Turkey detains TV journalist for insulting President Erdogan
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Police detained Sedef Kabas at her home at 2:00 am on Saturday, just hours after she aired the comments and then posted them on Twitter to her 900,000 followers.
She was formally arrested after appearing in court.
"I condemn this arrogance, this immorality in the strongest possible terms. This is not only immoral, it is also irresponsible," Altun said.
But the Turkish journalists' union called Kabas' arrest a "serious attack on freedom of expression".
Reporters Without Borders ranked Turkey 153rd out of 180 in its 2021 press freedom index.