German held in Turkey’s postcoup crackdown released

A German woman detained in Turkey as part of Ankara's crackdown in the wake of last month's failed coup has been freed, Berlin confirmed Friday.

"The Foreign Ministry confirms a report in the Spiegel magazine, that the German citizen, who was a arrested in Turkey a few days ago, has been released," the ministry said in a statement.

Authorities did not identify the woman nor give any further details about the circumstances surrounding her detention.

But the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported last week that she was detained after books were found at her home suggesting she had links with the Fethullah Gulen movement.

Soruce: National News Agency