European Union External Action

Statement by the spokesperson on the release of journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül in Turkey

Following a decision of the Turkey's Constitutional Court, the journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül have been freed after being detained for 92 days. 

The Court ruled their arrest had been against the Constitution as in violation of their individual rights as well as the freedom of the press and expression rights. 

This decision represented a needed step in the right direction in Turkey for guaranteeing freedom of expression, one of the essential foundations of the European Union, and we believe all charges against the journalists will be dropped.

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