One year after the failed coup, masses of people across Turkey have gathered to showcase national unity. In one of his speeches President Erdogan said he would "rip the heads off" of those who tried to end his more than a decade-long rule.
Turkey has celebrated its annual press freedom day by putting 17 opposition newspaper staff on trial for terrorism. They stand accused of collaborating with the very organizations they had criticized.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to "chop off the heads" of traitors in a speech marking the anniversary of a failed coup. The opposition has attacked his call for the return of capital punishment.
The trials against journalists in Turkey are absurd - that's what the president of the German PEN Center, Regula Venske, told DW in an interview. In her view, these human rights violations must be criticized.
Germany is sharpening its policy toward Turkey in response to jailings of journalists and human rights activists. The new tone, together with an updated travel warning, has been met with outrage in Ankara.
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