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Merkel concerned by Turkey's crackdown on press freedom

Merkel concerned by Turkey's crackdown on press freedomGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she was alarmed by the Turkish government's crackdown on the press, Reuters.

German leader also added that she doubted the arrest of the editor in chief of an opposition newspaper was in compliance with the rule of law.

Speaking at a news conference with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Amman, Merkel said: "It is extremely alarming to me and the federal government (that) freedom of the press is being curtailed time and again."
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