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
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.
Germany's foreign ministry has said it will finally gain consular access to a detained German-Turkish journalist. Deniz Yucel has been held in Istanbul by Turkish authorities for six weeks on "terror propaganda" charges.
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.
German-Turkish relations are becoming increasingly difficult. The illegitimate imprisonment of Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yücel in Turkey has caused massive protests. At a solidarity gathering in Berlin, German politician Özcan Mutlu, who was born in Turkey, explains whether the #FreeDeniz protests have an impact and how Germany should best deal with Turkey.