German soldier barred from leaving Turkey
[DW] The 21-year-old from the western state of Hesse has not been told why he cannot leave
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. The incident comes a month after Turkey detained a German soldier for allegedly spreading "terrorist propoganda" on Facebook.
A German soldier is being held in Turkey for unknown reasons, the German Foreign Office confirmed on Thursday.
Ottoman Turkish authorities are requiring the 21-year-old man to present himself to law enforcement once a week until further notice.
Germany's embassy in Turkey said it had been in contact with the soldier, adding that Turkey had not named any political reasons for his arrest.
The soldier is currently stationed in Stadtallendorf in the central German state Hesse. He had traveled to Istanbul privately and had no travel ban in Turkey, German newspaper Oberhessische Presse reported.
The incident comes a month after the arrest of 36-year-old Osman B., who is also from Hesse.
According to two German public broadcasters and the Suddeutscher Zeitung daily, Osman B. has been accused of spreading "terrorist propaganda" on his Facebook page.
If convicted, he could be imprisoned for several years.
The German Foreign Office said Wednesday that a 43-year-old German man has also been barred from leaving Turkey.
He had performed as a musician for an association that the
Ottoman Turkish authorities accuse of supporting terrorism.
In response to the flurry of arrests, the German Foreign Office has updated its travel guidelines, warning tourists to be mindful of what they have posted or liked on social media prior to travelling to Turkey.
In its travel and security information on Turkey, the Federal Foreign Office explicitly warns against sharing critical articles online, saying arrests and prosecutions of German citizens were often carried out in connection with social media posts that are critical of the government. Even liking a post is sufficient in some cases.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-08-10