Frederike Geerdink, Dutch journalist and author, detained in Turkey

Frederike Geerdink, Dutch journalist and author, who in January was acquitted by a Turkish court of writing propaganda for Kurdish militants has been detained in Turkey.

Turkish officials on Sunday said they detained Geerdink “for her own safety” due to fighting in the area.

Geerdink in a Twitter posts said, “I’m in custody in Yuksekova,” adding, she was traveling with a Kurdish protest group whose members were all also taken into custody.

The Dutch ANP news agency reported that Geerdink had been arrested on suspicion of “traveling in a forbidden area.”

Geerdink, when arrested in January was accused of posting messages on social media in favor of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party. She was acquitted of propaganda charges in April.

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