The Turkish government has seized hundreds of businesses. Many of the owners have fled to Germany. The government accused these owners of supporting the Gülen movement. The government says Gülen was behind the recent coup attempt.
Travelers to Turkey might get arrested if they criticize the Erdogan regime on social media, Germany's foreign ministry said in its official guidelines. Even "liking" an anti-government post could cause serious trouble.
Seyran Ates' long fight for women's rights in the Muslim world led her to open a tolerant mosque where non-veiled women could preach and pray alongside men. She has now been honored with the prestigious Urania Medal.
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