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Egypt has released all employees of Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, who were detained by Egyptian police earlier this week, the agency’s head said on Jan. 19.

“All our staff members, detained in Egypt on Jan. 14 have been released,” Anadolu Agency Director General Şenol Kazancı said.

Egyptian police raided the Cairo office of Anadolu Agency and detained four employees late on Jan. 14.

Hilmi Balcı, one of four detained in Egypt, was released on Jan. 16 and arrived in Turkey.

Kazancı said three Egyptian citizens of Anadolu Agency staff were released on Jan. 19 for some $600 bail on each.

Turkey and the international community had condemned the raid and called for the immediate release of the staffers.

Turkey’s political relations with Egypt have remained rocky since 2013, when Mohamed Morsi was ousted in a bloody military coup.