Turkey – Blocking of Twitter (21.03.14)
This shocking decision by the Turkish government violates the freedom of expression and the freedom of communication, which are fundamental principles.
Turkey – PKK (22.03.13)
France welcomes the announcement by the PKK of its decision to lay down their arms, which is a positive development for the future of Turkey after several decades of conflict.
Attacks in Turkey (21.03.13)
France utterly condemns the attacks perpetrated in the last two days on the buildings belonging to the Turkish Ministry of Justice and the AKP headquarters in Ankara, as well as the explosion that took place near the district of Maltepe, which injured one person.
Turkey – Attack (21.08.12)
France utterly condemns the attack that took place yesterday evening in south-east Turkey, in Gaziantep, which left 9 people dead and injured around 60 others.
Laurent Fabius’s visit to Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon (15-17.08.12)
During this regional trip, he will express our country’s support for Syrian refugees who have been forced into exile by the violence. He will also meet with officials in those three countries and renew France’s support for their efforts to welcome refugees.
Turkey – Syria – Syrian refugees (06.04.12)
The increasing flow of Syrian refugees toward neighboring countries, and especially Turkey, on top of the large number of displaced persons [already] in that country, illustrates the gravity of the situation. France is grateful to those neighbors of Syria that opened their borders, and particularly Turkey, which also provided humanitarian assistance. It notes that the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees itself expressed concern over the situation’s deterioration.
Turkey - (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 31.01.12)
Regarding our relations with Turkey, I will confine myself to reaffirming that we have already had the opportunity on several occasions to signal our attachment to our relations with Turkey, which is an important partner for France in all areas. It’s in this spirit that we will continue to work with the Turkish authorities.
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