Turkish police have determined that two Syrian journalists staying in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa after fleeing the civil war in their country were beheaded in their homes on Friday.
The Syrian journalists were supporters of the Free Syrian Army and published a weekly newspaper called "Ayn Vatan," for which they served as news manager and correspondent.
The relatives of news manager Ibrahim Abdulkadir and correspondent Firaz Hamadi came to their apartment around noon and found them dead with their throats slit by a knife, local media reports have said.
The police were immediately notified and seven people were detained before being taken to the Sanliurfa police department.
It has been speculated that the journalists were killed by DAESH as they had previously been threatened by the terrorist group for their anti-DAESH reporting, according to relatives.