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Parlamento Europeo - 17 settembre 1992
Deaths of journalists in Turkey


Resolution on the deaths of journalists in Turkey

The European Parliament,

A.concerned at the deaths of a number of Turkish journalists in 1992, which occurred mainly in the south-east of the country in suspicious circumstances,

B.believing that these deaths are a way of establishing censorship by fear,

C.believing that the freedom of the press is a prerequisite for stable democracy and the defence of human rights,

1.Urges the Turkish Government to open a full investigation into the causes of the deaths of these journalists and to bring those responsible to trial, whether they belong to terrorist organizations or to the security forces;

2.Instructs the members of its EEC-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee to raise the matter at their next meeting;

3.Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council, EPC and the government of Turkey.

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