German MP speaks to DW news after trying to visit German-Turkish reporter Deniz Yüchel who is being held at a police station in Istanbul.
At least 18 German nationals have been detained in Turkey since last year's July 15 failed coup. Some remain behind bars, as the country takes on increasingly authoritarian characteristics after last week's referendum.
German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel has been jailed in Turkey pending trial on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organization. Politicians in Germany are outraged. Protesters are taking to the streets.
Reporter Deniz Yucel has been placed in jail pending his trial on terrorism related charges. Scores of opposition journalists have been arrested amidst a crackdown on dissent by the government of President Erdogan.
Sebastian Kempkens has reported that he was attacked during Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu's rally in Hamburg. He said the ruckus began after he held up a sign supporting detained journalist Deniz Yucel.
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