Turkish Authorities Arrest Kurdish and Turkish Intellectuals

What is the U.S. reaction to the Government of Turkey’s arrest of Turkish and Kurdish intellectuals, specifically the case of Zarakolu?

The United States of America today urged the Turkish government that the prosecution of the arrested Tukish and Kurdish intellectuals must proceed transparently, and that all defendants be assured due process and a fair hearing in a timely manner.

The U.S. State Department stressed that the United States is a strong defender of freedom of expression in Turkey and in all countries around the world.

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