Several members of the editorial staff of Cumhuriyet were just convicted by the Turkish courts. Any comment?
We are concerned by yesterday’s conviction of 14 journalists and staffers of the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, including the journalists Ahmet Sik and Murat Sabuncu, as well as the executive chairman Akin Atalay.
France is monitoring the human rights situation and that of fundamental liberties in Turkey – a member of the Council of Europe - extremely closely.
We will closely follow the appeal by Cumhuriyet’s journalists and staffers.