No: 19, 15 January 2020, Press Release Regarding The Raid On The Anadolu Agency Cairo Office By The Egyptian Security Forces

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 15.01.2020

The raid carried out by the Egyptian security forces last night on Anadolu Agency (AA) Cairo Office and the detention of some of the office staff is an act of harassment and intimidation against the Turkish media, which we strongly condemn.

This act carried out against AA reveals once again not only the negative approach of the Egyptian administration towards freedom of press, but also its grave situation in terms of democracy and transparency.

Western countries, which seem to be sensitive on such issues as media and freedom of expression, have a share in this reckless attitude as they overlook these violations by Egypt.

We expect the Egyptian authorities to immediately release the detained staff of Anadolu Agency Cairo Office, one of whom is our citizen.

Atatürk

Engin Türesin Consul General
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 16:30

Walk-in hours: 9:30am - 12pm / 2pm - 4pm
1/1/2021 New Year's Day
1/18/2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
2/15/2021 President's Day
5/13/2021 Religious Holiday
5/31/2021 Memorial Day
7/5/2021 Independence Day
7/20/2021 Religious Holiday
9/6/2021 Labor Day
10/11/2021 Columbus Day
10/29/2021 Turkish Independence Day
11/11/2021 Veterans Day
11/25/2021 Thanksgiving Day
12/24/2021 Christmas Day (Observed)
12/31/2021 New Year's Day (Observed)