Friday, February 26, 2016

White House Statement After Can Dündar Release

Following Cumhuriyet Daily editor in chief Can Dündar and Cumhuriyet's Ankara represantive Erdem Gül's release due to Constitutional Court ruling, White House National Security Council spox Mark Stroh sent these comments:
''we remain deeply concerned that media outlets and individual journalists critical of the government are subject to pressure and intimidation.  We have both publicly and privately raised our concerns about freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly in Turkey, including during the Vice President’s recent visit to Turkey, and we continue to urge the Turkish authorities to uphold the universal democratic values that are enshrined in Turkey’s constitution.

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