ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Turkey has ordered that a German journalist be released from prison pending the outcome of her trial on terror-related charges.
German foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr says the court ordered the conditional release for Mesale Tolu during a hearing on Monday.
The 33-year-old is being tried together with 17 other defendants, accused of engaging in terrorist propaganda and being a member of a banned left-wing group. She denies the accusations.
Before her arrest in May, Tolu worked as a translator and journalist for the Turkish ETHA news agency.
She is among several German or German-Turkish citizens arrested in Turkey for reasons Berlin considers to be political. Her case is among issues that have soured relations between Turkey and Germany in recent months.
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