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


Since 15th of July; 2,099 schools and dormitories were shut down, the number of detained people is 122.000, the number of arrested people is 65.600. They are officers, reporters, lawyers, judges, teachers, academicians, even football players. They are arrested, tortured, jailed for very simple reasons.