Two more Germans detained in Turkey

Two more Germans detained in Turkey

German foreign ministry said, two more German citizens detained in Turkey.

Two German citizens have been detained in Turkey, a spokeswoman for the German foreign ministry said on Friday, adding that Berlin had not yet established contact with the individuals concerned.

Ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr said the Turkish authorities had not immediately informed Germany about the arrests, which she believed had taken place on Friday. “I can’t say whether it happened upon arrival at the airport or not,” she added.

The arrests bring to 12 the number of Germans held in Turkey for what Berlin considers political reasons, including two journalists and a human rights activist. 

Large numbers of European citizens have been detained in Turkey over the past year, many accused of involvement in last year’s failed coup. (EVRENSEL DAILY)

Last update: 01 September 2017 14:33