On 15 July 2016, a coup was attempted in Turkey against state institutions. This had far reaching repercussions for the opposition, media and judicial institutions.
Western governments and human rights activists have vehemently criticized the crackdown and purges conducted by supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But the Turkish government says the measures were necesary to remove those in the public sector who are intending to destabilize the state. Here you find a chronological compilation of all DW content related to Turkey over the past year.
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.
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A Turkish court's decision to detain 6 human rights activists, pending trial on terrorism charges, is drawing increasing national and international condemnation. The detentions are part of the ongoing crackdown following last year’s failed coup. One of the jailed, Peter Steudtner, is a German national which has further escalated tensions between Berlin and Ankara. Dorian Jones reports.
The German government is no longer just verbally distancing itself from Ankara, but taking concrete measures. This move is long overdue, but there is no certainty that it will bring results, writes DW's Christoph Strack.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the pre-trial detention of consultant Peter Steudtner and a group of other human rights activists in Turkey "unjustified." Sweden and the US have also condemned the arrests.