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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Dogan Akhanli - FREE!

A German-Turkish writer who is a known critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been arrested in Spain.
Dogan Akhanli, who has written extensively on human rights in Turkey, was detained at the request of Turkish authorities in the city of Granada.
German Green MP Volker Beck said the move was politically motivated and that he had requested that Mr Akhanli should not be extradited to Turkey.
It is unclear on what grounds the arrest warrant was issued.
The move, Mr Beck said, showed that President Erdogan was prepared to "extend his power beyond his country's borders" to "intimidate and pursue [his critics] around the world". Continue

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