US ‘deeply concerned’ after Turkey arrests Amnesty International official

June 8, 2017   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: ,

The Trump administration criticized the Turkish government Wednesday after police in that country detained a prominent human rights lawyer as part of a crackdown on people suspected of links to a U.S.-based cleric accused of masterminding a failed coup.

State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said the U.S. was “deeply concerned” by the arrest of Taner Kilic in at his home in the western Turkish city of Izmir along with 22 other attorneys. Kilic served as the Turkey chairman of Amnesty International, which claimed that his home and office were searched.

 

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