News24.com | German journalists' group advises against travel to Turkey
A group representing German journalists is advising reporters and bloggers against traveling to Turkey, including for private vacations.
The German Federation of Journalists cited in a statement on Thursday the reported detention last week of a German citizen accused of propaganda for a terror organszation over Facebook posts advocating an independent Kurdish state. According to German media, he was released but ordered to remain in Turkey.
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Ties between Germany and Turkey were frayed by Turkey’s detention of several German citizens amid a clampdown following a failed 2016 coup attempt. They included two journalists, who have since been released.
The journalists’ federation urged journalists to check before booking a trip to Turkey whether they have mentioned politics there in reports or on social media and, in case of doubt, choose another destination.
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