German court temporarily lifts ban on Roj TV
Noting that the decision adopted by the German Interior Ministry might be justified, the court stated that it appealed to the European Court of Justice to see if the ban on Roj TV is in line with European laws. The German court decided to suspend the ban until the European Court of Justice makes it decision.
The German Interior Ministry had canceled Roj TV’s license to broadcast in Germany in 2008 on charges of inciting terrorism and airing PKK propaganda following complaints by Turkish authorities. Roj TV has harmed relations between Turkey and Denmark and was a factor in Ankara’s initial opposition to former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s bid to become NATO secretary-general.