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Germany: Turkey grants consular access to detained reporter

FILE - In this July 21, 2016 file photo German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel ia pictured during a talkshow in Berlin, Germany. Turkey told German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday, April 3, 2017 that Germany could send diplomats to talk with Yucel on Tuesday, the ministry said. (Karlheinz Schindler/dpa via AP, file)

FILE - In this July 21, 2016 file photo German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel ia pictured during a talkshow in Berlin, Germany. Turkey told German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday, April 3, 2017 that Germany could send diplomats to talk with Yucel on Tuesday, the ministry said. (Karlheinz Schindler/dpa via AP, file)  (The Associated Press)

Germany's Foreign Ministry says that Turkey will grant Berlin consular access to a German-Turkish journalist detained since January on charges of producing terrorist propaganda and incitement to hatred.

Turkey told Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday that Germany could send diplomats to talk with Deniz Yucel on Tuesday, the ministry said.

Yucel's case is one of several issues that have caused friction between Ankara and Berlin in recent weeks.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has alleged the Welt reporter was a German spy and a "representative" of the Kurdish PKK rebel group — all of which the newspaper denies.

Germany has pressed repeatedly for consular access to Yucel, something Turkey was not obliged to provide because the reporter is also a Turkish citizen.