Turkey - Q & A from the daily press briefing (23.06.16)


Q - What is the situation of the three human rights activists arrested in Turkey?

As soon as we learned of the arrest of these three human rights activists, we expressed our concern.

France remains very concerned by the provisional detention of Reporters Without Borders representative Erol Önderoğlu, journalist Ahmet Nesin, and Sebnem Korur Fincancı, president of Turkey’s Human Rights Foundation.

Our embassy in Ankara and our consulate-general in Istanbul are mobilizing their efforts and are closely following the judicial proceedings under way. We hope that these human rights activists will be released as quickly as possible.