The Association of the Balkan News Agencies – Southeast Europe (ABNA-SE) urged Egypt on Thursday to free four Anadolu Agency employees detained in a raid on their office in Cairo.

“ABNA-SE calls for the immediate release of the journalists, who are being held without any information from the Egyptian authorities,” it said in a statement.

The association stressed that the raid was deeply worrying.

The statement also underlined that the raid was a “flagrant move that directly harms freedom of press and the journalism community.”

“We will not tolerate any move that directly threatens our right to free speech and

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