Thin Evidence: Trial of German-Turkish Author Slammed as ‘Revenge’

After living in exile in Germany for 19 years, German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli flew to Istanbul to visit his dying father, but was arrested at the airport. The Turkish state has a score to settle with the author, who is accused of involvement in a robbery and a murder.¬†Akhanli’s supporters claim the trial, which begins Wednesday, is politically motivated and a judicial disgrace.

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