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“Can Dundar would have been sentenced to 15 years in a Dutch prison”

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Fugitive Turkish journalist Can Dundar would have been sentenced to 15 years in a Dutch prison if he committed the same crime as he had done in Turkey, according to a statement from Dutch MP Tunahan Kuzu of the DENK (Think) party in the Netherlands.

Kuzu, along with other MP’s, attended a meeting in the Foreign Affairs Committee with the fugitive Can Dundar, who was in the Netherlands for a Freedom Lecture in the De Balie in Amsterdam and was invited to the committee by Socialist MP Sadet Karabulut.

During the meeting Dundar admitted he accepted his crime of exposing state secrets, which he himself called an “illegal operation”. DENK MP Kuzu stressed that Dundar’s coming to the Netherlands doesn’t, in any way, benefit Turkish or Dutch citizens and especially not Dutch Turks.

Kuzu also pointed out that Can Dundar would have been sentenced to 15 years in prison if he had done the same and revealed state secrets in the Netherlands, a crime for which he has been sentenced in Turkey prior to his escape to Europe.