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Turkey Detains 5 Germans On Terror Charges

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Deutsche Welle

Turkey Detains 5 Germans On Terror Charges

Five German citizens are receiving consular support after they were detained in Turkey. Pro-Kurdish media reported that they have been accused of being members of an illegal organization and spreading propaganda.

The German Foreign Ministry has confirmed five German citizens are receiving consular support, following reports that Turkish authorities detained five German citizens this week.

The five are accused of membership in an illegal organization and spreading propaganda, pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya news agency reported late on Friday, without naming a group of their alleged membership.

Since a failed coup in 2016, several Germans have been targeted in Turkey over alleged terror ties, mainly to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/turkey-detains-5-germans-on-terror-charges/a-50712712