Turkey denies entry to German journalist at Istanbul airport

By REUTERS
April 19, 2016 16:21

 
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BERLIN - Turkish authorities at Istanbul airport denied entry on Tuesday to a German public television journalist who arrived from Cairo and planned to travel to the Turkey-Syria border, the ARD broadcaster said.

ARD journalist Volker Schwenck announced his detention on Twitter and posted a picture of an entry ban letter given to him by authorities with the headline in Turkish and English: "Inadmissible Passenger Notification Report."

The incident is another test for Germany's relations with Turkey, which were strained earlier this month by Ankara's demand that Germany prosecute a comedian who mocked President Tayyip Erdogan on television.

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