An Istanbul-based press association condemned Wednesday a police raid on Anadolu Agency’s office in Cairo and the detention of its employees.

“We hereby condemn the Egyptian government and demand that Anadolu Agency employees be set free immediately,” Media Association said in a statement.

“The Egyptian government should give up its hostile and arbitrary attitude against journalists,” the statement read.

It urges Egyptian authorities to “apologize to Turkey and to the families of the abductees” and vowed to “bring forth this issue in international platforms and follow the case to the end.”

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