Hezbollah Detains 4 Turkish Reporters in Lebanon

Iran Materials 16 August 2006 17:25 (UTC +04:00)

(Zaman) - Four Turkish reporters were detained by Hezbollah on Tuesday evening after they had filmed a clash between Israeli soldiers and Hezbollah forces.

Three members of Hezbollah were killed in a vehicle during a clash on the road to Tyre in southern Lebanon. Four Turkish reporters operating in the area were detained by Hezbollah members for a short period, reports Trend.

The Hezbollah members questioned Anatolian Agency photojournalist Riza Ozel, Zaman daily photojournalist Kursat Bayhan and Ihlas News Agency cameramen Ali Demirci and Mahsun Er, and requested them to delete all pictures they had taken.

CDs of Kursat Bayhan were seized.

The Turkish journalists were later set free unharmed.