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Exiled Turkish journalist attacked outside home in Germany

The attack on Erk Acarer following his columns on mafia-state links has alarmed other Turkish journalists in exile who have urged the German government to take a stance against "Erdogan’s arm."

An exiled Turkish journalist whose recent columns focused on state-mafia links in Turkey was beaten outside his home in Berlin on late July 7 by three attackers who threatened him to stop writing. 

The attack sent a wave of alarm to the growing number of exiled journalists in Germany, who fear more attacks unless the German police and the government take a decisive stance on what they call “the arm of the Turkish government.” Press associations called on Berlin to investigate the attack fully, including “the possible involvement of Turkish state actors.”

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