Two unidentified women are dead after they opened fire on a police bus. The suspects also reportedly threw at least one handgranade at police before fleeing the scene and barricading themselves in a nearby building.
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.
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.
Ankara has summoned Germany's ambassador for the second time in as many days with tensions between the two countries showing no sign of ending. It is the 17th time Berlin's envoy has been summoned in two years.
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.
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