Merkel denounces Turkish abuse arrest warrant for German writer

Merkel denounces Turkish abuse arrest warrant for German writer

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The German chancellor Angela Merkel has Sunday, critically commented on the use by Turkey of an international arrest warrant for the arrest of the writer Dogan Akhanli in Spain.

“That’s not true and I am glad that Spain now has released”, Merkel said at an election night. “We need international organisations such as Interpol, not abuse for such purposes.”

The German writer of Turkish origin, was Saturday during his holiday in Spain held, but is now under conditions free again.

He is, according to his lawyer, arrested on the charge of the government-Erdogan. That would have happened after the Spanish police a spoednotitie of Interpol arrived. That was the reason why the author, born in 1957, on his holiday destination in Granada.

Many of the cases

Akhanli wrote in his books about the persecution of the Armenians in Turkey. His arrest has to the great indignation led in Germany.

“Dogan’s case is unfortunately one of the many things”, said Merkel. “That’s why we have recently launched our policy of Turkey changed significantly, because it is not acceptable that Erdogan is doing this.”

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