Turkey deported film crew of Alexander Buzaladze, TV channel “Russia 1”. At the same time, Ankara refused to explain the reason of deportation to the Russian embassy. Journalists were detained at the border with Syria, Hatay, in the southeast of Turkey. It happened when they were going to depart to nearby Gaziantep, reported by VGTRK(All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company).
The Russian Foreign Ministry informed that the Russian Embassy couldn’t receive an explanation about the detained film crew.
The ministry clarified that the reporters were arrested on Monday, 7th of December, at the border with Syria, Hatay, in the southeast of Turkey. “The arrest was made by unknown persons dressed in civilian clothes, also journalists asked documents to identify them, but got the refusal. The Russian film crew was taken to the police station and there knew the decision to deport them from Turkey by cause of “breaking the rules of foreign journalists’ activity”, – informed in the ministry.
As reported by BBC, on 3d of December, the Turkish authorities have introduced new rules of staying for Russian journalists in Turkey. They are required to provide the official letter from the Media management to the legation. The letter is indicated the purpose of the visit, cities and dates of the visit.
Previously, Russian journalist were deported from Ukraine: relations between the two countries were broken down after the Russia joined the Crimea.