Deniz Yucel is a German-Turkish journalist working as a correspondent for German daily "Welt." He was detained in pre-trial custordy in Turkey in February 2017 on charges of supporting terrorism.
Deniz Yucel's imprisonment in Turkey sparked a wave of protest in and from Germany. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Yucel of espionage and of being an agent of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Criticism of Yucel's detention has been loud in Germany, with many accusations that it was a politically motivated move designed to sway sympathies toward Erdogan ahead of a referendum regarding the powers of the president. Here you can find an automatic compliation of DW content about Deniz Yucel
In an exclusive interview with DW, Dilek Yucel shares details about her husband's ongoing imprisonment in Turkey. Deniz Yucel, a German-Turkish journalist, was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of espionage. He is one of thousands of reporters, teachers and public workers to have been targeted by President Recep Erdogan since the attempted coup last year.
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.
German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel has been honored for his contributions to press freedom. The correspondent for the German newspaper "Die Welt" has been imprisoned in Turkey on "terror propaganda" charges.