Turkey – Situation of Osman Kavala (3 November 2017)


We are extremely concerned about the detention of Osman Kavala, an activist for cultural dialogue and a key figure in Turkish civil society.

Respect for the right to a fair trial and the promotion of an active and pluralistic civil society are key components of any democracy.

We expect Turkey to uphold its European and international commitments in the area of human rights and fundamental freedoms.