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Austrian journalist Max Zirngast detained in Turkey, magazines say

(CNN)An Austrian journalist was detained by police in the Turkish capital of Ankara early Tuesday, according to several magazines to which he has contributed. Max Zirngast, who has written critically about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was detained along with two Turkish citizens, the Austrian magazine re:volt told CNN via Twitter on Tuesday. The Jacobin, another magazine Zirngast has contributed to, described his detainment as "an appalling abridgment of democratic rights."The Austrian Foreign Minigstry confirmed to CNN that an Austrian citizen had been detained in Ankara on Tuesday morning."Our embassy in Ankara is already in contact with the relatives and the Turkish authorities," Foreign Ministry spokesman Thomas Schnoell tol ...
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