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.
Laywers for detained German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel have lodged an appeal against his arrest with Turkey's Constitutional Court. Yucel's arrest last month has strained ties between Ankara and Berlin.
The Turkish president has cited Germany's refusal to free imprisoned Turkish citizens as a reason behind the refusal. His statement came days before Turkey votes in a referendum that could expand his presidential powers.
After seven weeks, German diplomats are finally being granted access to Deniz Yucel, a German-Turkish journalist imprisoned in Istanbul on accusations of supporting terrorism.
Journalist Deniz Yucel has married his girlfriend in a prison near Istanbul, where he is awaiting trial for "inciting hatred" and "terrorist propaganda." Berlin and Ankara are locked in a struggle over his fate.
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