German government backs Deutsche Welle in Turkey dispute

08.09.2016 - Deutsche Welle

German government backs Deutsche Welle in Turkey dispute

German diplomats have spoken out after Turkey’s Youth and Sports Ministry confiscated a DW interview. Media and Culture Commissioner Monika Grütters has also made a strong public statement.

On Wednesday, German Media and Culture Commissioner Monika Grütters received resounding applause in the Bundestag for criticizing the Turkish Youth and Sports Ministry’s confiscation of Deutsche Welle footage. “The seizure of material following a finished television interview with a minister, such as the case in Turkey yesterday, is in no way our concept of press freedom,” she said during the Bundestag’s debate over the federal budget. “This is highly alarming.” The incident occurred after DW host Michel … continue reading

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