ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish media reports say a prosecutor is demanding maximum five years in prison for a Dutch journalist, accusing her of engaging in propaganda on behalf of autonomy-seeking Kurdish rebels on social media.
Freelance journalist Frederike Geerdink on Tuesday confirmed reports of her prosecution, saying on her Twitter account that the first hearing in the case is scheduled for April 8 in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir.
She is the latest journalist to be prosecuted in Turkey amid growing concerns about media freedoms in the country.
Last month, police searched Geerdink's house and briefly detained her for questioning over a series of postings on Twitter. Geerdink reports mainly on Kurdish issues for Dutch and Turkish media.
Geerdink could not be reached for comment.