German jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges


His family claimed Patrick K. was on a hiking holiday, but Turkey said he was fighting for the Kurdish YPG militia.

  • Author Rebecca Staudenmaier (with DPA)
  • DW

Now a court in Sirnak has sentenced the German man to over six years in prison.

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced a German man to six years and three months in prison for membership of a terrorist organization.

Ede 8hIn addition, he received a suspended sentence of one year and eight months in jail for entering a military exclusion zone.

Since last year, a number of German citizens have been detained in Turkey, putting serious strain on…

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