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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 19

A float depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stands ready for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz, Germany, February 21, 2017. The signs say 'democracy' and 'freedom of speech.' (Reuters/Ralph Orlowski)

Detention of Die Welt Turkey correspondent complicates relations with Germany
The detention of Deniz Yücel, Turkey correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt, has complicated relations with German officials, the socialist daily Evrensel, the German news website Handelsbatt Global, and the pro-Turkish-government Daily Sabah reported. According to a February 21 Handelsbatt Global report, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım about the German-Turkish dual citizen's case at the Munich Security Conference over the past weekend.

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January 26, 2017

Q&A with Edom Kassaye of Zone 9

Please join the Committee to Protect Journalists for a Q&A session with Edom Kassaye of the Zone 9 bloggers at Columbia Journalism School on January 26, 2017, from 12 to 2 pm. Along with four other bloggers from the Zone 9 collective, Kassaye was arrested and charged with incitement and terrorism in late April 2014. The charges were ultimately dropped, and Kassaye was released on July 8, 2015.

This event marks the launch of CPJ's #FreeThePress campaign, intended to raise awareness and take action on the cases of 10 journalists around the world imprisoned on anti-state charges such as terrorism.

WHAT: Q&A with Edom Kassaye of Zone 9

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 12 to 2 pm.

WHERE: Pulitzer Hall The Brown Institute, Columbia Journalism School, New York

Learn more about the #FreeThePress Campaign

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