In an exclusive interview with DW, Yucel's editor in chief, Ulf Porschardt, tells us how he reacted to the news of the journalist's detention.
Turkey has released French journalist Loup Bureau, whom it had accused of having links to terrorist organizations. Several others, such as German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, however, remain behind bars.
Journalists, historians and politicians are meeting at the M100 Sanssouci colloquium in Potsdam to discuss the state of press freedom. Turkey's exiled Cumhuriyet editor, Can Dundar, delivered the opening remarks.
Germany's ambassador to Turkey has visited journalist Deniz Yucel and activist Peter Steudtner, German citizens detained in Turkey. They are among the nine German nationals currently imprisoned by the Erdogan government.
Arrest warrants have been issued for 35 media professionals and at least nine were arrested in a series of raids. Reporters Without Borders ranks Turkey at 155 out of 180 countries in its press freedom index.
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