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Turkey denies entry to German journalist at Istanbul airport

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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