German author Dogan Akhanli was arrested in Spain after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the writer, a critic of the government of President Erdogan. Akhanli, a German citizen, has been living in Germany since he fled Turkey in 1991.
Two months after his arrest in Spain on a Turkish warrant, the German-Turkish writer and Recep Tayyip Erdogan critic Dogan Akhanli has arrived home to Cologne. Before returning, he spoke to DW about his experience.
After keeping him in the country two months, the Spanish Justice Ministry told German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhani he was free to leave. That's despite a Turkish arrest warrant from requesting his extradition.
The Turkish president is trying to use the fight over Jerusalem to present himself as the leader of a Muslim coalition. But his shameless rants against Israel are hypocritical and transparent, says Daniel Heinrich.
An investigative report links Ankara to a boxing gang in Germany accused of going after opponents of the Turkish government. The report ties a Turkish MP close to President Erdogan to violent criminal activity.
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