Belgian police stormed Kurdish channels of Stêrk and Mydea Haber in Brussels

BRUSSELS —  For unknown reasons, the Belgian police stormed the studios of Kurdish Stêrk TV and Medya Haber TV in Denderleeuw near Brussels, on 23 April.

The studios were surrounded and employees were prohibited from entering the building. Police searched the premises between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. The police confiscated computers and technical equipment and destroyed many other technical systems. Apparently. to prevent further transmissions, cables were cut. No arrets were reported.

This incident coincided with a campaign of night raids in several regions of Turkey, targeting media workers.

Seven journalists from the Kurdish opposition media were arrested.

Institutions and media outlets in North and East Syria condemned these violations against the Press.