Members Send Letter to Pompeo Regarding Turkey’s Prisoner Release Policies in COVID-19 Pandemic

Members Send Letter to Pompeo Regarding Turkey’s Prisoner Release Policies in COVID-19 Pandemic

Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Rep. David Trone (MD-06) and four colleagues from the House Foreign Affairs Committee in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting that he raise concerns about Turkey’s COVID-19 prisoner release policies, namely that journalists, activists, and other political prisoners not be excluded from equitable application of the policies. 

The Members write, “We urge you to engage directly with the Turkish government on its COVID-19 prison policy to insist that release policies are offered equitably and consistently, and that certain groups in detention – particularly journalists, activists, and other political prisoners –  are not excluded for political purposes.”

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