Turks living in Germany have begun voting in a controversial referendum on centralizing presidential power in their native country. Can Dundar, former editor-in-chief of the newspaper 'Cumhuriyet,' talks to DW about what is at stake for Turkey.
Turkish authorities have accused the Cumhuriyet editor, who has been living in Germany for the past two years, of working to "incite chaos." The warrant was tied to an investigation of protests against President Erdogan.
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.
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.
An Istanbul court requested that President Erdogan's government ask Interpol countries to arrest journalist Can Dundar, who currently lives in Germany. Dundar has said such a request would be a "disgrace" for Turkey.
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