A Dutch journalist who lives in Turkey faces charges of ‘terrorist propaganda’ and could be jailed for up to five years, according to local paper Hurriyet Daily News.
Frederike Geerdink was briefly detained last month and her home in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish south-east, was searched by police.
Hurriyet Daily News said Geerdink is accused of making pro-PKK propaganda by sharing the organisation’s flags and members’ activities on social media.
Geerdink works for NRC.next, de Groene Amsterdammer, radio programme Dichtbij Nederland and the Muslim broadcaster Moslimomroep.
She told the Volkskrant on Tuesday that she intended to remain in Turkey and would turn up for her trial on April 8.
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