Turkish police arrived to journalist Ebru Umar’s home in Kusadasi, a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast, and brought her to a police department. The journalist has recently written a very critical review of Erdogan’s activity and policy for the Dutch Metro daily and tweeted some of the article’s excerpts.
"Freedom of expression is of the essence. Relieved that @umarebru is no longer in custody. @DutchMFA continues to assist," the ministry cited Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders as saying.
Erdogan has been slammed for cracking down on his critics for a long time. Since becoming a president in August 2014, he has filed over 1,800 criminal cases against Turks for insulting him, according to the Turkish Justice Ministry.