Journalists are being used as spies in Turkey, says foreign minister Çavuşoğlu

05.06.2017 17:07 BİRGÜN DAİLY

Reuters - 5 June 2017, Monday

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu 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 Yücel, whom Turkey arrested in February on a charge of spreading terrorist propaganda, Çavuşoğlu said it was a matter for the courts.

"Our independent judiciary is carrying out the process. The judiciary will make the decision on Yucel," Çavuşoğlu told a news conference with his German counterpart.