Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement today (14 February):
“In recent days and weeks, I have conducted intensive talks on Deniz Yücel’s case with my Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. We have also met in person several times.
In our talks, I asked that these court proceedings be speeded up by the Turkish judiciary. My hope is that ultimately a positive decision will soon be made by an independent Turkish court.”