DW -PEN Germany has called for the immediate release of the imprisoned “Die Welt” correspondent on Tuesday, after a Turkish court ordered Deniz Yücel to be kept in detention while awaiting trial. Yücel had already been jailed for 13 days on suspicions including membership in a terrorist organization.
The dual citizen of Germany and Turkey was taken into custody on February 14 after the publication of a story about a hacker attack involving emails from the account of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law. He is the first German reporter to be detained amidst a widespread crackdown on freedom of the press in Turkey. – read more