Arrested journalists urge EU not to compromise on rights in Turkey talks

A man stays in front of a poster of Can Dundar (L), Cumhuriyet Daily's editor in chief, and Erdem Gul (R), the newspaper's Ankara bureau chief, at the newspapers headquarters on November 27, 2015Two Turkish journalists charged with “spying” over their reports about Ankara’s alleged arms supplies to Syrian rebels urged the EU on Saturday not to compromise on human rights and press freedom as it looks to Turkey to help stem Europe’s migrant crisis. European Union and Turkish leaders including Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will meet in Brussels on Sunday in a bid to complete a deal aimed at stemming the flow of refugees from Syria into the bloc. Turkey hosts more than two million Syrian refugees and is the main gateway for people trying to get to the EU, via the short sea crossing to the Greek islands.

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