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Turkey - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (07.12.18)

Q : On Tuesday, a Turkish court upheld the sentence of Selahattin Demirtaş for terrorist propaganda. What is your response?
A: We reiterate our concern over the conviction of the former Parliamentarian and the HDP party’s presidential candidate, Selahattin Demirtaş, “for terrorist propaganda.” Mr. Demirtaş has been in pre-trial detention since 2016, a situation condemned by the European Court of Human Rights on November 20.
We stand by Turkey in the fight against terrorism. This fight must be (…)

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