Turkey Arrests Vice News Journalists on Terror-Related Charges

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A Turkish court charged two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Monday with "aiding a terrorist organization" and ordered them arrested pending trial, NBC News reported.

Two British journalists, correspondent Jake Hanrahan and cameraman Philip Pendlebury, and their Turkey-based assistant were detained on Thursday while reporting from Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast, where renewed fighting between security forces and Kurdish rebels has killed scores of people.

It wasn't immediately clear which organization the journalists are accused of aiding. Their employer has called the charges "baseless and alarmingly false."

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