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Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey

A Dutch journalist who was covering clashes between Kurds and Turkish police was was arrested in the country's southeast.

Frederike Geerdink was previously arrested in January on charges of aiding Kurdish militants, but was acquitted and released.

In an interview after her release, the journalist explained why she had decided to remain in Turkey.

"I have chosen this life and if I want it to be different I can go back to my own country," she told The Independent.

“But for the Kurds, they have not been able to live their identity for more than a century now, being suppressed.”

Earlier this week three journalists working for Vice News were arrested in Turkey on charges of aiding the PKK and ISIS. The two British journalists were released, however their Iraqi colleague remains in detention.

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