German newspaper Bild Daily, reports that Giorgos Moutafis, a Greek photographer who was working for them, has been turned back by Turkish authorities at Istanbul’s main airport.
As AP reports, the German newspaper reported that the photojournalist was prevented from continuing to Libya on Saturday evening. Instead he had to fly back to Athens, Greece on Sunday morning.
The Bild quoted Moutafis saying that he had been told at passport control that his name was on a list of people who weren’t allowed to enter Turkey; in addition they did not provide him with a reason.
The photojournalist’s work, focuses on the perils of asylum seekers traveling to Europe from the Middle East; he has also reported on the battle for the Kurdish city of Kobani in Syria.