Turkey – Freedom of the press (October 31, 2016)


France is closely following the situation in Turkey, after the closing, by decree, of 15 media outlets and the arrests and arrest warrants issued for several members of the daily Cumhuriyet, including editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and executive board chairman Akin Atalay.

France reiterates its commitment to the freedom of expression, particularly the freedom of the press, a vital component of any democratic society.