Macron Demands Release of French Journalist Detained in Turkey
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday discussed with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan the detention of French journalist Loup Bureau.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday held telephone talks with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the detention of French journalist Loup Bureau and demanded his rapid release, the Elysee Palace said in a statement on Sunday.
"The president of the Republic held telephone talks today with the Turkish president to discuss in particular the situation of Loup Bureau, a journalism student detained in Turkey. He [Macron] demanded… his rapid release and his return to France," the statement read, adding that the two presidents agreed to uphold contacts to reach a positive outcome in the matter as soon as possible. According to the statement, Macron and Erdogan also discussed the fight against terrorism as well as the situation in Syria and Iraq.
Bureau was detained in southeastern Turkey's Sirnak province on his way to northern Iraq in early August before being charged of allegedly supporting terrorist organization.