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Italian photographer released from Turkey

'I'm free and at ease' Cacciatori tells ANSA

Italian photographer released from Turkey

Rome, July 8 - An Italian photographer detained in Turkey was released Monday. "I'm free and at ease," Mattia Cacciatori told ANSA. "They're escorting me to the airport and by this evening I'll be in Italy". The 24-year-old was arrested Saturday during demonstrations in Istanbul's Taksim Square, which has been the site of anti-government protests for weeks. Cacciatori applauded the Italian foreign ministry for intervening. "They've been fantastic," he said. "I bow before their work. They were extremely effective and nice". Cacciatori is the second Italian photographer arrested in Turkey's ongoing demonstrations. Last month Daniele Stefanini, 29, was struck in the head by Turkish police who then detained him and released him three days later.

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