A Turkish court ordered an Austrian student and journalist to be kept in jail ahead of a trial on terror charges following his detention last week, his lawyer said on Friday.
Max Zirngast, who writes for the far-left German-language magazine Revolt, was detained in Ankara on September 11 and formally arrested by the Ankara court late Thursday, his lawyer Tamer Dogan told AFP.
Zirngast, 29, was charged with being a member of an extreme leftist terror organization, Dogan added.
He had previously published articles on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency inside Turkey since 1984.
The PKK is blacklisted as a terror group by Ankara and its Western allies.