Turkish FM writes to Russia for Turkish Greenpeace activist

Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu has extended his expectations from his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in a letter over the case of Turkish Greenpeace activist Gizem Akhan, who was jailed in Russia.

Turkish FM writes to Russia for Turkish Greenpeace activist

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that he wrote in a letter his expectations from his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov regarding the situation of Turkish Greenpeace activist Gizem Akhan who has been held in a Russian jail.

Russia detained 29 Greenpeace activists, including Turkish activist Gizem Akhan, who were protesting a Russian oil platform to prevent it from drilling in the Pechora Sea, a section of the Barents Sea on September 19.

Charged with piracy, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years, they are being held in pretrial detention until November 24 in the northern Russian region of Murmansk while some of them were released on bail.

On his official Twitter account, Davutoglu stated that he had a phone conversation with Akhan's family and briefed them on the process which Turkish Consulate General in St. Petersburg closely kept track of since the very beginning of the incident.

"I extended our expectations to my Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in a letter. We will continue to closely follow the process regarding Gizem," added Davutoglu.

Last Mod: 21 Kasım 2013, 10:27
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