An appeal against the arrest warrant for German journalist, Deniz Yucel, has been rejected by a Turkish court, Yucel’s lawyer, Veysel Ok, said on Wednesday.
Yucel is a correspondent for Germany’s Die Welt newspaper, according to a News Agency of Nigeria report.
Yucel’s reporting could not be interpreted as journalism or within the context of press freedom, the judge said in a document.
TheNewsGuru reports that more than two weeks ago, a magistrate in Istanbul ordered Yucel to be remanded in custody, after 13 days in police custody.
Pre-trial detention can last up to five years, before ending in release or a trial.
Yucel has been accused by Turkish authorities of spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization.