Turkey – Press freedom – Detention of Deniz Yücel (February 28, 2017)

France is deeply concerned by the decision taken on February 27 by an Istanbul court to place Deniz Yücel, the Turkish correspondent for the German paper Die Welt, in pre-trial detention.

It is essential that Turkey abide by its international commitments to freedom of expression and particularly the freedom of the press, a crucial component of every democratic society.