Turkish authorities have detained a journalist working for the BBC’s Turkish-language service in the south-east of the country.
Hatice Kamer was held while reporting on a mine disaster in the Kurdish-dominated Siirt region that left 10 miners dead, BBC Turkce said.
Its statement said Kamer had been trying to talk to relatives of the miners at the copper mine, which collapsed on 17 November. Rescue efforts are continuing with six people still missing.
There had been no explanation of the reason for her detention, it added, and no comment from Turkish officials.
BBC Turkce said Kamer was a board member for the association of journalists in south-east Turkey.
Dozens of journalists have been detained in Turkey under the state of emergency in the wake of the failed coup on 15 July. Critics say the scope of the crackdown goes far beyond measures against the suspected coup plotters and is targeting any critic of president Erdogan.
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