Turks living in Germany have begun voting in a controversial referendum on centralizing presidential power in their native country. Can Dundar, former editor-in-chief of the newspaper 'Cumhuriyet,' talks to DW about what is at stake for Turkey.
Can Dundar, the former editor of Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, has been on trial in absentia in Turkey for alleged terrorist links. Dundar, who is living in exile in Germany, has also been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Journalists, historians and politicians are meeting at the M100 Sanssouci colloquium in Potsdam to discuss the state of press freedom. Turkey's exiled Cumhuriyet editor, Can Dundar, delivered the opening remarks.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and German politicians have pressed for a tough stance on Turkey. But an EU summit next week may not deliver an immediate response.
Employees of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet are being tried on charges including the alleged support of "terrorist organizations." The case is seen as a indicator of the state of the Turkish justice system.
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