One of detained Anadolu Agency staffers in Egypt released

Baku, January 17, AZERTAC

One of Anadolu Agency's four employees, who were detained in Egypt earlier this week, has been released, the agency’s director general Senol Kazanci said.

In an announcement, Senol Kazanci said that Hilmi Balci, a Turkish citizen, has been released, Anadolu Agency reports.

On Tuesday evening, Egyptian police raided the Cairo office of Anadolu Agency and detained four employees, including Balci.

The whereabouts of remaining three detainees remain unknown.

Turkey and the international community condemned the raid and called for the immediate release of the employees.

Kazanci said he expects the remaining employees of Anadolu Agency will be released soon.

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