Turkish prosecutor calls for Dutch journalist's acquittal in terrorism propaganda trial

April 8, 2015 11:14 AM

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor made a surprise call on Wednesday for the acquittal of a Dutch journalist charged with disseminating "terrorist propaganda", a case which had fueled concern about press freedom in EU candidate Turkey.

Freelance journalist Frederike Geerdink, based in the mainly Kurdish southeastern city of Diyarbakir, was accused of posting messages on social media in favor of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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