Turkey - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (16.11.18)

Q – Does France have any response following the arrest this morning of individuals with ties to the Anadolu Kultur Association?

A – We were deeply concerned at the arrest this morning in Turkey of several figures associated with the Anadolu Kultur Association set up by Osman Kavala, a civil society leader and campaigner for cultural dialogue.

While Mr. Kavala has been in detention for more than a year without as yet being indicted, France calls for respect for the right of everyone to a fair trial and for respect for the freedom of expression.