Turkey summons German envoy over detention of Turkish journalists

Turkey summoned the German ambassador in Ankara on Wednesday to express its condemnation and protest at the detention in Germany of two journalists from a pro-government Turkish newspaper, the Foreign Ministry said.

German police raided the Frankfurt office of the Turkish daily Sabah and detained two journalists early on Wednesday, state-owned Anadolu Agency reported.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said the journalists were detained because of their reports about the network of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, after a complaint by a member of that network.

Ankara says the Gulen network staged a 2016 coup attempt and labels it a terrorist organization.

The foreign ministry also urged Germany to ensure the immediate release of detained journalists.

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