Turkey – Freedom of the press – Arrest of Erol Onderoglu, Ahmet Nesin and Sebnem Korur Fincanci (June 20, 2016)


France is extremely concerned by the pretrial arrest of Erol Onderoglu, representative of Reporters Without Borders in Turkey, Ahmet Nesin, a journalist, and Sebnem Korur Fincanci, Chair of Turkey’s Human Rights Foundation, on June 20 in Istanbul. No one should be imprisoned for defending the freedom of expression.

France reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press everywhere. It supports the independent work of human rights NGOs such as Reporters Without Borders.