NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal says one of the reporters was imprisoned in Turkey for almost three days before the authorities allowed him to leave the country.
Editor Gerard Baker said in a statement Saturday that the national security reporter Dion Nissenbaum was prohibited from calling his family, editors, or a lawyer while in custody.
A spokesperson says that the paper is of the opinion Nissenbaum the detention was related to Turkey’s prohibition on the reports of the Islamic State terrorist group videos. He would not comment further.
A top Turkish official warned journalists earlier this week to share a video that allegedly shows two Turkish soldiers burned alive.
Representatives of the Turkish Consulate-General in New York, did not return messages.
The State Department did not immediately return a message.
Nissenbaum tells The Magazine he was treated in a detention facility.