Statement on the Release of Two Russian Journalists

Two Russian nationals, who were taken into custody on Thursday as they attempted to film a military facility without permission, have been released earlier this afternoon.

We appreciate the cooperation of our Russian counterparts over the last couple of days and urge all foreign journalists to follow official visa and accreditation guidelines and comply with our laws during their stay.

For more information on press visa and temporary accreditation procedures, visit https://www.iletisim.gov.tr/turkce/temporary-accreditation.