Germany Welcomes Release of Writer Sought By Turkey

Germany Welcomes Release of Writer Sought By Turkey

Germany’s foreign minister welcomed the release Sunday of a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant. Turkish-born writer Dogan Akhanli, who has German citizenship, was arrested Saturday while on holiday in southern Spain, ABC News reported. Following a court hearing he was conditionally released but ordered to stay in Madrid while Turkey’s extradition request is considered, his lawyer said. It wasn’t immediately clear what Akhanli is accused of, but the author has in the past written about the mass killing of Armenians in Turkey in 1915 —a sensitive subject in Turkey, which rejects the widespread view that the killings constituted genocide. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a statement “it would be terrible if Turkey could get people who raise their voice against (Turkish President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan imprisoned on the other side of Europe.” “I have complete faith in Spain’s judicial system and know that our friends and partners in the Spanish government understand what’s at stake,” said Gabriel.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/aQKPeu
  1. https://goo.gl/BPH5jk
  • https://goo.gl/7tzHqL
  • https://goo.gl/ZUmmWB
  • https://goo.gl/mtpzRe
  • https://goo.gl/9cUvWp

You can also read ...

9 Planes Get Bomb Threats  in South America
Nine planes have been forced to make emergency changes to...
 Pakistan MPs Elect Imran Khan as Premier
Imran Khan won a lawmaker vote on Friday to secure Pakistan's...
 Pentagon: Chinese Bombers Likely Training for US Strikes
China's military has expanded its bomber operations in recent...
US Media Move Collectively Against Trump’s Systemic Insults
More than 350 newspapers and other media outlets joined The...
 Birmingham Mosques Attacked With Catapults During Evening Prayers
Muslim groups in the UK have condemned catapult attacks on two...
 Mattis: Further Taliban Assaults Likely in Coming Weeks
The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence...
 Over 160 Dead in Kerala Deluge
Flash floods and landslides have killed 164 people in Kerala...
Ex-Indian PM Dies
Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints