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Turkey at ITB : No time for freedom of the press

enters in Almost the same Minute in the Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, the Turkish Minister for culture and tourism, on Thursday, the stage at the City Cube enters on the B

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Turkey at ITB : No time for freedom of the press

enters in Almost the same Minute in the Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, the Turkish Minister for culture and tourism, on Thursday, the stage at the City Cube enters on the Berlin exhibition grounds, all the German to be a beautiful country, daily mirror staff Thomas Seibert in Istanbul, the office of a notary. Need to Seibert the most necessary rules, a power of attorney issued, for example, so that other people can rules in his name for him, things that he rules, even after more than 20 years in Turkey.

"As it looks at the Moment, I'm going to have to Land at the latest on Sunday to leave", reports Steffen Seibert in Berlin's Tagesspiegel Headquarters in the Morning. "I was continuously accredited since 1997 in Turkey. An official reason for the withdrawal of my accreditation, I have not been called.“

Bilateral relations last

all the more reasons to improve the government called a member of the Ersoy meanwhile, in Berlin, why German tourists to come in. Many of them have to do with the sun and the sea. And with old stones: "The Turkey is, in principle, a large open-air Museum", says the Minister. Everywhere archeological treasures. And only about ten percent of them have been excavated. So there is still a lot of potential. They wanted to take advantage of in the future Generation "65 plus" more than guests in the views on sustainable tourism. And much, much more.

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order Actually had improved bilateral relations, were charged after the bloody coup attempt in July of 2016, strong, last a little. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saves, in the meantime, public criticism of Germany and of the Federal government. In addition, the "world"correspondent Deniz Yücel, according to a year in prison back in Germany, the process will continue to run in absence, just as in the case of the Ulm-based journalist Mesale Tolu. Also, therefore, took more and more holidaymakers new confidence in Turkey. 2018, the number of guests from Germany climbing by 26 per cent year-on-year to 4.5 million. The country, after Spain and Greece, again, to place three of the most popular foreign of the German goals.

New Trouble in front of the ITB

This Trend wanted to Minister of tourism Ersoy and his Delegation with their visit to the world's largest tourism fair, ITB strengthen. Also with a huge trade fair appearance. The entire hall 3.2 (according to the ITB-hall plan to "Europe") is of Turkish exhibitors: It smells of pastries and sweet tea, stewardesses and Stewards of Turkish Airlines will lead to bombastic string music their new uniforms. On the soft carpet, you walk to a three Meter-high replica of the Trojan horse. The Turks are tourism professionals.

However, immediately before the Start of the ITB, there was a new Trouble, which is likely to nourish in the case of Federal citizens doubt that Turkey is a safe and free country. So the said daily mirror colleague had experienced a few days ago, Turkish authorities that his work permit will not be extended as a Journalist this year. The same is true for the ZDF correspondent Joerg Brase. Both have to leave the country.

dozens of foreign correspondents waited an unusually long time, until Thursday on the renewal of their accreditation. Some of them were - by coincidence or not, at almost the same time in the lunch hours, the call and promise that this will be renewed, said Seibert in Istanbul. Nevertheless, have changed in its location, nothing. Regardless of numerous Turkish journalists are still in prison because the government in Ankara are uncomfortable.

last weekend, Statements of Ersoys Cabinet colleagues, interior Minister Süleyman Soylu made sure of it, for irritation. Media quote him from a campaign event with the following rates, which are expected to mainly Turkish-born German worry: "there are those who participate in Europe and in Germany in the events of terrorist organizations and then in Antalya, Bodrum and Mugla holidays, ( ... ). You should come here and at the airports to enter the country. We take them (...). From now on, it will not be so easy to commit out treason, and to have fun in the Turkey.“

Interview withdrawn

A Journalist, Minister of tourism, Mr. Ersoy speaks at the ITB press conference, these statements of the Minister of the interior. Ersoy speaks of "misunderstandings". The theme will become "in a very different light." Arrest at the airport? "Of course that is not possible," says Ersoy.

The daily mirror wants to know from the Minister how it fit together in a way that he is inviting in Berlin, all the German in his country, while his government colleagues of the daily mirror and ZDF throw on the country. Ersoy replied that there will always be individual differences of opinion between the two countries. This will not change anything to the fact that Turkey and Germany, "closely" to be friends. "We will not allow this relationship. I hope that we can overcome. The main thing is that today we are talking about tourism.“

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