Human Rights Commissioner Löning on the demonstrations in Turkey

01.06.2013 - Press release

Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy Markus Löning issued the following statement today (1 June) on the demonstrations in Turkey:

I am following the developments in Istanbul and other cities in Turkey with concern. In a democracy, freedom of expression and assembly are central and fundamental rights which must be upheld and protected. Level-headedness and de-escalation on all sides are what is needed now.

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