Germany, Sweden protest to Turkey over jailing of human rights activists

Germany, Sweden protest to Turkey over jailing of human rights activists

"I was told last time when I met the foreign minister. somebody in the other room could hear our conversation", European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, who is also taking part in the talks, said Monday.

"The West wants Turkey to bring about their demands no questions asked".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan thinks that buying the S-400 air-defence system from Russian Federation should not worry any other country. The plan has already provoked criticism from the country's fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members and could further strain its relations with the alliance، local media reports said. The US signaled that Turkey buying the missiles would become a major concern for Washington.

Relations with Turkey, and especially between Berlin and Ankara, have hit rock bottom in recent months, stoking calls for Ankara's European Union accession talks to be suspended outright. He said Germany can continue to guarantee corporate investments in Turkey "if there is the threat of arbitrary expropriation for political reasons".

They said they are not allowed to talk to the men, who are sharing a room in Maltepe prison in Istanbul.

President Erdogan has claimed that Western spies are "roaming freely" across Turkey, deepening a row over the arrest of a German human rights worker in Istanbul charged with abetting a terror group.

Germany, Sweden protest to Turkey over jailing of human rights activists
Germany, Sweden protest to Turkey over jailing of human rights activists

"The Turkish authorities have used absurd allegations to try to justify this breach of global human rights standards", he said.

"The two top representatives of Amnesty in Turkey are now detained and this is a first in the 56-year-history of Amnesty International", Beeko said. The imprisonment of journalists, including a well-respected reporter of "Die Welt", a national German news paper, makes it a challenge for the worldwide press to report from Turkey without being labeled a terrorist.

Turkey's purchase of a Russian missile defense system will do "no harm", Turkish leader Erdogan deems.

He argued that fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Greece had been using Russian S-300s for years - even though Greece received them by accident, agreeing to take them from the ethnic Greek Republic of Cyprus in a standoff with Turkey in the 1990s.

We've known that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been getting particularly cozy with Vladimir Putin for a while now, even as he mocks and belittles his supposed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

Mogherini met the secretary general of Amnesty, Salil Shetty, before the meeting with the Turkish officials and was photographed holding up a petition signed by nearly a million people calling for the release of rights activists in Turkey.

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