Leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany Martin Schulz addressed relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at an election rally in Frankfurt, Friday, asking him to release «innocent citizens» from Turkish prisons. «These young citizens are willingly thrown into jail by the Turkish government. I say to Erdogan, don’t get involved with the issues of the Federal Republic of... Еще Germany, but rather let the innocent citizens in your prisons free», Schulz said. On Wednesday this week, Germany's Ambassador to Turkey Martin Erdmann visited German journalist Deniz Yuecel and German human rights activist Peter Steudtner in prison in Silivri, near Istanbul. Germany's Foreign Ministry has reported that, to their knowledge, 22 German nationals have been detained by Turkey following the attempted coup against Erdogan's government in July of last year, a fact that has caused tension between the two nations.