A member of police special forces stands guard as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends the re-opening of the Ottoman-era Yildiz Hamidiye mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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The publisher of Germany's Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag newspapers has filed a formal complaint at the European Court of Justice about Turkey's detention of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel since February, the newspaper reported Saturday.During Turkey's post-coup crackdown, some 150 media outlets have been shut and around 160 journalists jailed, the Turkish Journalists' Association says.President Tayyip Erdogan's government says the crackdown is necessary to tackle security threats facing Turkey.Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kemal Kilicdaroglu told the German weekly magazine Focus that it was not safe for Germans to travel to Turkey.
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