Angela Merkel is ‘happy’ about Turkey releasing a German-Turkish journalist held for more than a year without charge, which could remove a major hurdle to repairing ties between Ankara and Berlin.
German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel on Friday returned to his Istanbul home after his release from over a year in jail on terror accusations that strained ties between Ankara and Berlin. IMAGES
An Istanbul court on Friday ordered the conditional release of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel after receiving an indictment from prosecutors seeking a prison sentence of up to 18 years, state media reported. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is ‘happy’ about the decision. SOUNDBITE