Situation in Turkey – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and the secretary-general of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland (November 15, 2016)


The minister of foreign affairs and international development met on November 15 with Thorbjørn Jagland, secretary-general of the Council of Europe.

They reviewed the situation in Turkey, which Mr. Jagland visited on November 11, particularly measures implemented under the state of emergency and the most important trials initiated since the coup attempt on July 15.

They also talked about current discussions on Turkish counterterrorism legislation and on the need for it to be compatible with the Council of Europe’s shared values and practices.

France reiterates its commitment to the dialogue that the Council of Europe maintains with the Turkish authorities to ensure that Turkey meets the commitments to which it has subscribed, particularly under the European Convention on Human Rights.