Qa-76, 25 November 2016, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Hami Aksoy In Response To A Question Regarding The Street Demonstrations In France

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 25.11.2018

France has been recently witnessing street demonstrations in several cities, following an increase in fuel prices. Yesterday (24 November) there were severe incidents at the demonstrations in Paris. We are following these developments in France closely and with concern, where a Turkish community of around 700 thousand lives. The interventions of the French security forces, which are gradually becoming harsher, and the disproportionate use of force against the demonstrators are also sources of concern.

We believe in the necessity of dialogue in democracies and call for restraint in order to calm the tension as soon as possible.

We primarily expect the French authorities to take all necessary measures rapidly in order to return to a tranquil environment, to ensure that the demonstrations are held in a peaceful manner in line with democratic standards and to provide the security of Turkish community in France. We invite our citizens in France, to abstain from the demonstration areas and to avoid places that could endanger their safety.

Tolga Uçak Consul General
Monday - Friday

09:30 - 17:00

1/1/2018 1/1/2018 New Year
2/5/2018 2/5/2018 Kashmir Day
3/23/2018 3/23/2018 Pakistan Day
4/23/2018 4/23/2018 National Sovereignty and Children's Day
5/1/2018 5/1/2018 Labour Day
5/19/2018 5/19/2018 Atatürk Commemoration Youth and Sports Day
6/16/2018 6/18/2018 Eid-ul-Fitr
8/14/2018 8/14/2018 Independence Day
8/30/2018 8/30/2018 Victory Day
9/3/2018 9/4/2018 Eid-ul-Azha
9/23/2018 9/24/2018 9th and 10th Moharram - Ashura
10/29/2018 10/29/2018 Republic Day
11/21/2018 11/21/2018 Eid Milad-un-Nabi
12/25/2018 12/25/2018 Quaid's Birthday