Journalist Hayko Bağdat's passport was seized by police officers, when he arrived at the airport on the evening of August 6.
While many people from
various institutions and organizations have been detained after the
coup attempt on July 15, the operation towards journalists also
continues. Tens of journalists have been detained and passports of
many journalists have been seized.
Most recently, Armenian journalist Hayko Bağdat's passport was seized by police officers, when he arrived at the airport on the evening of August 6.
“You will find out within a couple of days”
Hayko Bağdat stated that the police officers hadn't provided any information regarding the reason of seizure. Speaking to Agos, Bağdat said: “They have seized my passport without any reason. They said, 'You will find out within a couple of days.' HDP MP Garo Paylan and CHP MP Selina Doğan will bring this issue to the parliamentary agenda and my lawyer will investigate the reason. This is a kind of ban on leaving the country.”