Turkey: PACE President expresses concern over clampdown against two private television channels

“In the context of the forthcoming Turkish elections at the weekend, I am concerned about the clampdown against two private television channels, Kanaltürk and Bugün,” Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), said today.

“I call on all stakeholders to respect democratic standards and avoid stoking tensions, so as to ensure that the elections take place in a free and fair environment,” she added.