A German citizen is sentenced in Turkey on terrorism charges

October 28, 2018 | Brainwave Science

A German citizen is sentenced in Turkey on terrorism charges


A citizen of Germany was taken to court in Turkey. According to the official statement of his lawyer, the man was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison for membership of a terrorist organization. In addition, the German man received a further suspended sentence of 1 year and 8 months in jail for entering a military exclusion zone. The lawyer claimed media that they plan on appealing the sentence.

The sentenced man is a 29-year-old German citizen Patrick K. He was arrested on the Turkish-Syrian border on March 14th, 2018 when Turkish media reported that authorities found photographs and digital media related to the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on him. Authorities of Turkey charged Patrick in the membership of the PYD and PKK, which Turkey classifies as terrorist groups.

Moreover, according to local authorities, Patrick K. confessed to wanting to join PYD/PKK and his serving for several years in the German military. But at the same time, his family opened up that Patrick K. was never a member of the German military. Also, they said that 29-year-old was in the area of arrest to go hiking.


Several of arrests of German citizens in Turkey last year led to deeply strained ties between Berlin and Ankara. The problems have been rising after a failed coup attempt in 2016 when Turkish authorities jailed thousands of people under sweeping anti-terror laws. A few dual German-Turkish nationals were also detained, including Welt correspondent Deniz Yücel, human rights activist Peter Steudtner, as well as journalist Mesale Tolu. Many have since been released from prison in Turkey, but still face charges there.

But the situation has become more tense after accusation against Patrick K. The court session coincided with German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier’s 2-day visit to Turkey. The Minister underscored Berlin’s commitment to ‘compliance with human rights and press freedom’ but shied away from directly calling out the Turkish government. This case has become a real challenge for Turkish authorities because national security, as well as international relations, depends on its fair and impartial conduct in their own nation as well.


Cases that are connected with international relations are one of the most complicated cases for investigators because of their high importance and multi-dimensional attention from media. Only one wrong step during the investigation can lead to international scandal and the destruction of the reputation of the country in eyes of world community. Invented by Brainwave Science, iCognative can help investigators to avoid such a horrible situation and help bring justice to solve the case.

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