Zaoralek optimistic on Czechs facing terror charges in Turkey

13-12-2016

The Czech minister of foreign affairs, Lubomír Zaorálek, says he is optimistic with regard to a Czech couple facing terrorism charges in Turkey. Speaking after talks with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Ankara on Tuesday, he said he saw willingness on the part of the local authorities to be accommodating to the Czech Republic. Miroslav Farkas and Markéta Všelichová were arrested in Turkey last month. Both say they have been involved in Syria with Kurdish group YPG, which Ankara regards as a terrorist organisation. Mr. Zaorálek said the Czech Embassy in Turkey was working every day on their behalf.