Interview with Osman Kavala Arts Patron at Center of Turkish Diplomatic Dispute Speaks Out from Jail

The case of Osman Kavala is causing strife between Turkey and the West. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, the imprisoned patron of the arts talks about the government's conspiracy theories – and his hope that he will be released early.
Interview Conducted By Sebnem Arsu und Maximilian Popp
A vigil held for Osman Kavala in front of the Turkish Embassy in Berlin: "a highly emotional reaction"

A vigil held for Osman Kavala in front of the Turkish Embassy in Berlin: "a highly emotional reaction"

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Turkish President Erdoğan: "a gesture intended for domestic politics"

Turkish President Erdoğan: "a gesture intended for domestic politics"

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"The continuation of dialogue and cooperation in a way that will consistently address issues of human rights and the rule of law will be the appropriate approach before resorting to sanctions."