Turkey may deport Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink after she was arrested on Saturday in the Hakkari province for being in a restricted area.
The Turkish court has postponed the ruling in the lawsuit against Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink until Monday. Geerdink stands accused of making propaganda for a terrorist organization. The Turkish prosecutor has asked that she is acquitted.
Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink is in court in Turkey Wednesday. She stands accused of making propaganda for the Kurdish separatist movement PKK, an organization that is on the European Union's terrorist list.
Fréderike Geerdink, the Dutch journalist living in Turkey who was taken in for questioning in January, may be facing a prison sentence of between 1 and 5 years. The Public Prosecutor in Diyarbakir is prosecuting her for "making propaganda for a terrorist organization".
The relationship between the Netherlands and Turkey was yet again put to the test when Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink was brought into questioning by the Turkish terrorism police on January 6. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders, was attending the annual ambassadors' conference in Turkey and was quick to react to the case.
Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink was brought in for questioning by Turkey's terrorism police Tuesday to determine if she is spreading "propaganda for terrorist organization," she said on Twitter. Her house was searched by an eight person terrorism squad.