I just have to comment on a story that I just read. A German teenager Marco Weiss was recently arrested in Turkey for kissing a local girl. Marco was on vacation and apparently met the girl at a disco, they went back to his room and kissed a few times. Marco is 17 years old, the girl said she was 15. Now, the problem is that her parents found out and she had lied about her age. She was only 13 years old.
Her parents went to the cops and now Marco has been in jail for more than 10 weeks. Marco didn’t commit rape or anything, as far as I know he just kissed this girl while at vacation in Antalya (and from the newspapers I have read, the girl kissed Marco first).
Turkey has rejected direct appeals from Germany, and now things are heating up. I am not sure how prison cells are in Turkey, but hopefully they are better than their reputation.
I really feel sorry for this guy, he seems to be 100 % innocent (at least from what I have read).
What is interesting about this case is that Turkey is waiting to be accepted as a member of the European Union. They just can’t afford to get media attention like this, especially from Germany. If student Marco Weiss will not be released anytime soon, could this mean trouble for Turkey and their membership? Other countries might follow in their protests, and soon who knows what will happen.