German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel has been detained in a Turkish prison for a year. He is one of over 300 media professionals jailed globally. On the anniversary of his arrest, DW journalists call for press freedom to be respected worldwide.
German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, who was jailed in Turkey for spreading "terrorist propaganda," has demanded compensation for his "unlawful detention." Despite his release, Yücel still faces a trial in Turkey.
The journalist and translator, who was on remand in Turkey on terror-related charges, has flown home with her three-year-old son. Although a Turkish court lifted her travel ban, she still faces trial in October.
Mesale Tolu is now free to leave Turkey, but the trial against her will continue. Her husband must remain in the country to face similar charges.
The German Federation of Journalists and Amnesty International have announced they will hold a joint rally in Berlin to protest Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's state visit this month.
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