Turkey releases two Romanian nationals detained following failed coup d’etat

Two Romanian nationals detained over the failed July coup d’etat in Turkey have been released without being charged with any criminal offence, Romania’s Foreign Ministry (MAE) told Agerpres on Wednesday in reply to a request for information.

“The Romanian Embassy in Ankara has been focused on the case of the two Romanian nationals since August 13, 2016, when they contacted the diplomatic mission, asking for consular assistance. On August 16, 2016, following the action of the diplomatic mission with the Karabuk Police, Turkish authorities informed that the two Romanian nationals were released without being charged with any offence,” says MAE.

MAE adds that the diplomatic mission made sure the Romanian nationals were provided the services of a lawyer and an authorised translator. At the same time, it recommended the Romanian nationals to cooperate with the Police in the check-up procedures.

MAE underscores that the Romanian Embassy in Ankara is monitoring the case in contact with Turkish authorities and the two Romanians.

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