The Turkish government has unleashed a ruthless campaign against Kurds in the country's southeast, claiming many civilian lives. Now, thousands of Kurds have fled and a political solution is nowhere in sight.
Ankara has summoned Germany's ambassador after more than 10,000 Kurds rallied in Cologne. The rally was in support of Kurdish independence as well as the jailed leader of the banned PKK.
The journalist's release is welcome news but there are still at least 160 Turkish journalists who remain behind bars. Turkey's free press record is abysmal, lagging behind authoritarian regimes in Belarus and the Congo.
Nineteen people, including 15 Turkish guards, have been indicted in a US court for attacking protesters in Washington earlier this year. Turkey has argued that the guards have diplomatic immunity.
Turkey has released French journalist Loup Bureau, whom it had accused of having links to terrorist organizations. Several others, such as German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, however, remain behind bars.
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