Bianet reported: “Aydınlık newspaper’s Journalist Mehmet Faraç who is also a TV Host at Halk TV was detained at 5 a.m. today in a hotel that he stayed in Adana province of central Turkey.”
According to reports in Turkish; there was a criminal complaint about two of Faraç’s columns from two years ago. Faraç said he has written about a cleric school principal who allegedly beat a student. Faraç added that the police could have called him to testify in Istanbul where he lives. The journalist believes being detained five in the morning at the hotel he was staying in Adana is an attempt of intimidation.