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
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.
A German publishing group lodged a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights over Turkey's detention of reporter Deniz Yucel. He was detained in February and stands accused of spreading "terrorist propaganda."
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.