Germany summons Turkish ambassador after arrest human rights activist

Germany summons Turkish ambassador after arrest human rights activist

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The Turkish ambassador in Berlin, Wednesday, on the mat and called the German minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel interrupts because of the tensions with Ankara holiday.

The ambassador was given to understand that the recent arrest of a German human rights activist is not acceptable.

The ambassador has, according to German media, promised the requirement to release the activist and a few supporters to Ankara. The German Peter Steudtner and nine other human rights activists are Wednesday 5 July in Istanbul were arrested.

They are accused of “supporting armed terrorist organization”. Four of the activists have been released in anticipation of the lawsuit. The others are stuck.


“Allegations of ties with terreurorganisaties there are clearly with the hair on the towed”, said the spokesman of Gabriel. The minister is on Thursday expected in return. He has the past few days constantly been in contact with chancellor Angela Merkel about the diplomatic crisis with Turkey.

Several other German politicians are the preparation of the government-Erdogan is becoming also more than enough. SPD leader Martin Schulz takes the time of waiting is over and is considering a tightened travel advice for Turkey. It is, according to him, meaningless even to negotiate on the extension of the customs union or Turkey, some European financial help to give.

Also, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff (FDP), vice-president of the European parliament, considers that it is time the process of rapprochement of Turkey to the EU to terminate.

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