In Turkey, has once again been a German citizen, was detained. Like NDR, WDR and “Süddeutsche Zeitung” reported on Tuesday night, was arrested the 36-year-old Osman B. from Hessen nine days ago at the port of entry in Turkey. The Turkish authorities accuse him, therefore, to have on his Facebook page, “terror propaganda” spread. In the case of a conviction of several years in prison threaten him.

From the foreign office, it was on request, the case was known. The German Embassy in Ankara and the Consulate in Antalya were informed and initiated the necessary steps.

Osman B. since 2011, a German citizen be

Osman B. was reported on may 28. July, with the aircraft in the Western Turkish resort of Antalya and the airport set has been traveled. He wanted to do with his family for a holiday in Turkey.

A judge took him because of the danger of escape in custody, such as NDR, WDR and “Süddeutsche Zeitung” more reported. The risk of escape justified the court that he is not domiciled in Turkey. The man was born, therefore, in 1983, in Turkey, and since 2011 the German citizenship. From the Turkish citizenship, he was released accordingly in 2012.

Alleged Facebook profile with PKK-images

according to The Reports, to have as a warehouse clerk working man in a hearing in Turkey, admitted a few years ago on Facebook posts shared, which he regrets now. B. to have said thus, but at his interrogation, with a second Facebook profile, on which, among other things, images of the founder of the banned Kurdistan workers ‘ party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, are to be seen, he had nothing to do with it.

Osman b. s German lawyer Berthold Fresenius stated, therefore, the charges against his client should be seen against the Background of Statements made by the Turkish interior Minister Süleyman Soylu.

Soylu had said occurs in March, during a campaign, who take in Germany or other European countries, with rallies of “terrorist organizations” and then to holiday in Turkey is coming, will be taken at the time of entry fixed.

He specifically referred to the PKK, which is banned in Turkey as in Germany as a terrorist organization. However, the Islamic Gülen movement and various other in Germany legal opposition groups as terrorist organizations in Turkey.

report: seven German in Turkey detained

According to the NDR, WDR and “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, there are currently seven German citizens for political reasons in Turkey in custody. In the past few years, repeated in German, or German-Turks, when traveling in Turkey were arrested under the accusation of Propaganda, or the support of a terrorist organization, where the allegations were based often on Statements in the Online networks.

The Foreign office warns in its travel and safety advice to Turkey, explicitly not to publish critical contributions in Online networks: “arrests and prosecutions of German nationals occurred frequently in connection with government-critical comments in the social media. Enough to Share or ‘Like’ a stranger’s contribution, the corresponding content is in a particular case.”

fs / AFP topics in this article Turkey for terrorist propaganda Facebook NDR, WDR and SZ citizen PKK Antalya, Germany, Hesse, Süleyman Soylu German Embassy in Ankara


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