13 journalists working for Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper have been imprisoned for seven months. Their wives didn't know each other before. Until they visited their husbands in the Silivri Prison together once a week.
Dundar believes that the Turkish president is looking for revenge on his critics. In an interview with DW in Berlin, the former editor of Cumhuriyet said there was almost no opposition voice left in the Turkish media.
Mesale Tolu was imprisoned in Turkey for more than half a year, at times held with her 2-year-old son. Finally allowed to leave Turkey, she tells DW about her time in jail, freedom of the press and her next plans.
President Steinmeier raised human rights issues in Turkey, prompting President Erdogan to accuse Germany of hosting terrorists. The Turkish president's visit is meant to ease tension between Ankara and Berlin.
Germany is rolling out the red carpet for Recep Tayyip Erdogan's state visit, even as the Turkish president brazenly demands that Berlin extradite his critics. It's a preposterous state of affairs, DW's Jens Thurau says.
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