ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday a trend had begun in Europe for intelligence agencies to use journalists as agents.
Commenting on the case of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, whom Turkey arrested in February on a charge of spreading terrorist propaganda, Cavusoglu said it was a matter for the courts.
“Our independent judiciary is carrying out the process. The judiciary will make the decision on Yucel,” Cavusoglu told a news conference with his German counterpart.
Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans