Germany criticises Turkey for jailing rights activists

Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, has criticised Turkey over the jailing of six human-rights activists and warned German citizens they could face arbitrary arrest in the country.

    Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, has criticised Turkey over the jailing of six human-rights activists and warned German citizens they could face arbitrary arrest in the country.

    Diplomatic ties between the two countries were strained after a German human rights adviser was arrested in Istanbul earlier this month.

     

    Al Jazeera's Duncan Crawford explains.


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