In Germany, the government of Chancellor Merkel tries to stop criticism of their NATO and anti-refugee deal ally Erdogan by giving the green light for persecution of comedian Böhmermann who had written a satirical poem on Erdogan.
Ms Yücel is a critic of Erdogan. Even though the leaders of her party, the PvdA party, officially ‘social democratic’ junior partners in a right-wing government, support the anti-refugee deal between the European Union and Erdogan. Many rank and file PvdA members oppose that deal.
Now, it seems that one of Erdogan’s attack dogs has moaned and informed about Ms Yücel to Facebook. And that Facebook has gone along with that attack dog by deleting Ms Yücel’s page. This is not by any means the first example of Facebook censorship.
UPDATE: after protests Facebook has restored Ms Yücel’s account. They refused to say why they had deleted it; but people suspect it was because of an item about (lack of) free speech in Turkey.