The German ambassador in Ankara was summoned to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for an explanation regarding the raid carried out earlier today by the German police at the offices of the Turkish pro-government newspaper Sabah in Frankfurt.

As the SKAI correspondent from Istanbul, Manolis Kostidis, reports, the German ambassador in Ankara is expected to arrive at the Turkish Foreign Ministry at 4:30 p.m.

Earlier in the raid, two editors, Ismail Erel and Cemil Albay, were arrested, while their homes in the city of Frankfurt were also searched, sources said.

The arrests, which were made following a complaint by members of the Gulen network, sparked protests from local journalists’ associations, while the Turkish Foreign Ministry contacted German authorities and demanded the journalists’ immediate release.

“Invading a newspaper office and arresting journalists is an unacceptable act and a serious violation of press freedom,” Ankara diplomatic sources said.