Former Guantanamo detainee writes memoir

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BERLIN -- A German-born Turkish man who was held for five years at Guantanamo Bay has written a memoir about his time at the U.S. prison, a publisher said Tuesday.

The case of Murat Kurnaz, 24, has been at the center of a political furor in recent days, amid allegations that the government of former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder spurned an early U.S. offer to free him.

His 256-page book, titled "Five Years of My Life: A Report from Guantanamo," is scheduled for release April 23, the Rowohlt publishing house said in a statement. It said Kurnaz worked with a writer, Helmut Kuhn, on the memoir.

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