A German journalist is behind bars in Turkey. Find out how colleagues and regular Germans are fighting to free jailed Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel.
The ongoing trial against German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel highlights the dysfunctional state of Turkey's judicial system. Once a hostage, he is now free and back in Germany. But other journalists aren't so lucky.
Turkey's upcoming presidential election can also been seen as a preliminary vote on the future of its accession to the EU. While German-Turkish ties remain tense, it wasn't long ago that things seemed to be promising.
A company with close ties to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has bought the daily newspaper "Hurriyet" and TV station CNN Turk. The consolidation is "a deep cut," says Reporters Without Borders' Christian Mihr.
International rights groups criticized the case as emblematic of deteriorating press freedom in Turkey. Cumhuriyet is one of the newspapers critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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