German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel has been detained in a Turkish prison for a year. He is one of over 300 media professionals jailed globally. On the anniversary of his arrest, DW journalists call for press freedom to be respected worldwide.
On Valentine's Day 2017, a journalist from Germany's Die Welt reported to Turkish police for questioning. Things unraveled quickly: Deniz Yücel spent the next year behind bars, without charge.
German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel has returned to Germany after spending more than a year in a Turkish prison, jailed without charges. His release comes as six fellow journalists were sentenced to life in prison.
Deniz Yücel, a German journalist who had been in jail in Turkey for a year, has left the country. Berlin welcomed the news, but warned that other reporters, among them Germans, remain in detention.
Chancellor Angela Merkel met Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Berlin amid hopes of improved relations and some movement on the case of jailed journalist Deniz Yücel. But there was little progress.
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