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Reporter Detained in Turkey for Nearly 3 Days Released

Wall Street Journal says Dion Nissenbaum is free
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 31, 2016 12:15 PM CST

(Newser) – The Wall Street Journal says one of its reporters was detained in Turkey for nearly three days before authorities allowed him to exit the country. Editor Gerard Baker says in a statement Saturday that national security reporter Dion Nissenbaum was prohibited from calling his family, editors, or a lawyer while in custody. A spokesperson says the paper believes Nissenbaum's detention was a related to Turkey's ban on reporting Islamic State terror group videos. He wouldn't comment further. The AP reports a top Turkish official warned journalists earlier this week not to share a video that allegedly shows two Turkish soldiers being burned alive. Nissenbaum tells the Journal he was treated well in a detention facility. (Read more Turkey stories.)

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