The German consulate in Izmir has been informed of the arrest of the two Germans, the Foreign Ministry said in Berlin on Friday. The airport police in Antalya later confirmed that the arrests had taken place the day before. “We have to assume that the arrests could be politically motivated,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr said in Berlin.
Turkish authorities are currently holding 55 Germans, tweeted DW’s Christoph Strack. At least four of them have dual citizenship.