Turkish media are appealing to Germany's highest court for access to the trial of neo-nazis accused of killing eight Turkish immigrants. Seats in the Munich courtroom were awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Public defenders say Beate Zschäpe, the main suspect in the high-profile NSU trial, should be set free. The lead defender accused the court and German authorities of a miscarriage of justice.
The detention of Taner Kilic is "emblematic of what is happening in Turkey today," said the head of Amnesty International. Thousands of people have been detained as part of an effort "to silence critical voices."
A Turkish court has indicted Mehmet Kanter, a former professor and father of a player for the New York Knicks, on charges of belonging to a terrorist group. His son, Enes Kanter, has been a vocal critic of Recep Erdogan.
Federal prosecutors accuse Beate Zschäpe of helping carry out a string of neo-Nazi terror attacks in Germany between 2000 and 2007. The case has been one of the most high-profile neo-Nazi trials in recent years.
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