Dutch journalist acquitted of Turkish terrorism propaganda charge

April 13, 2015 12:47 PM

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A Dutch journalist tried on a charge of disseminating "terrorist propaganda" was acquitted by a Turkish court on Monday.

Frederike Geerdink's brief detention in January prompted an outcry from rights groups and a protest by the Dutch foreign minister, whilst deepening fears about the erosion of press freedom under President Tayyip Erdogan.

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