Germany on Thursday criticized Egypt over the arrest of Anadolu Agency employees in a raid on their office in Cairo.

“The German Foreign Office is concerned over the search of Turkish news agency Anadolu’s Cairo office and the arrest of four employees,” a foreign ministry spokesperson told Anadolu Agency.

“We have often expressed our worries about the situation of press freedom in Egypt. We believe that a free and diverse press is extremely important for a functioning social system. It enables dialogue and exchanges, and thereby contributes to stability and development,” the spokesperson said.

Egyptian police raided the Cairo

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