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June 12, 2013 12:46 am

White House Pledges Support for Freedom of Expression in Turkey

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) talks to US President Barack Obama (2nd L) after their bilateral meeting in Seoul on March 25, 2012. Photo: wiki commons.

Jerusalem Post – WASHINGTON – The White House said on Tuesday it was concerned by attempts in Turkey to punish individuals for expressing free speech and called for dialogue to resolve differences between the government and protesters.

“We continue to follow events in Turkey with concern, and our interest remains supporting freedom of expression and assembly, including the right to peaceful protest,” White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.

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