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Friday, November 27, 2015

Media Freedom in Turkey

Media Freedom in Turkey

Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 27, 2015

We are troubled by the pre-trial arrest yesterday of senior editors of the respected Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet.

The investigation, criminal charges, and arrest raise serious concerns about the Turkish government’s commitment to the fundamental principle of media freedom. These events are only the latest in a series of judicial and law enforcement actions taken under questionable circumstances against Turkish media outlets critical of the government.

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