Turkey - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (24.07.17)


Q - With the trial of several journalists from Cumhuriyet beginning today in Turkey, do you have any comment?

A - As we have said repeatedly in recent weeks, France is very concerned by the situation of human rights and fundamental liberties in Turkey, particularly the freedom of the press.

We expect Turkey to abide by all its international commitments, particularly those to the European Union and the Council of Europe, and for the authorities to guarantee the conditions for a democratic debate.

We are closely following the situation of the Cumhuriyet journalists, in conjunction with our embassy in Turkey and our European partners.