Germany Pushes for Release of Journalist in Turkish Prison

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called for a fair and speedy trial for a German-Turkish journalist, who marks one year in a Turkish prison on Wednesday. His call comes amid indications by Turkey’s prime minister that there may soon be movement in the high-profile case that has become a major irritant in the two countries’ relations.

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McCarthyist Echoes Penetrate New York Trial About Turkey

For the past two days, an ex-Istanbul police officer has faced caustic questioning by a defense attorney about accusations tying him to a group that the Turkish government brands a terrorist organization. Turning the tables on Thursday, a U.S. prosecutor suggested suspicions about that officer’s political affiliations amount to a political witch-hunt.

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