cologne - German writer Dogan Akhanli, born in Turkey, was arrested on his holiday in Spain on Saturday. According to his lawyer Ilias Uyar, this was done at the request of the government of Erdogan. The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware of this strange affair and tries to arrange consular assistance.
Akhanli fled in Turkey from 1991 and currently lives in Cologne. He only has German nationality. What he is accused of is unclear. Uyar said in the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger that a spokeswoman for Interpol had come to the Spanish police. That was the reason to arrest the writer, born in 1957, at his holiday address in Granada. Akhanli has paid attention to the persecution of the Armenians in Turkey in his books.