Journalist arrested in Iran, deported to Turkey

Journalist Aziz Oruc in Kurdistan Region (File)

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SULAIMANI — Iranian Government deported journalist Aziz Oruc to Turkey on Thursday (December 12) after arresting him at the Armenian border while he was trying to travel to Europe.

Oruc worked for years as a journalist in Kurdistan Region.

Turkish authorities have arrested him twice before and he was imprisoned for a year and a half for links with the People's Protection Units (YPG).

Announcing his arrest on Wednesday, Turkish authorities and media described him as a terrorist.

(NRT Digital Media)