German state TV reporter denied entry to Turkey, deported
ISTANBULA German reporter was deported from Turkey on April 19, on the grounds that he was previously banned from entering the country.
Police detained Volker Schwenck, a reporter for the German State Television (ARD), following his arrival from Cairo to Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport for a report on Syrian migrants.
He was deported to Germany after necessary police processes at the airport.
“Last destination Istanbul. My entry to Turkey has been refused. I’m told there was a record regarding my name. I’m a journalist. Is that a problem?” Schwenck said in a tweet after being deported.