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Attorney General Sorrell Travels to Turkey with Delegation of Attorneys General

CONTACT: Susanne Young, Deputy Attorney General, (802) 828-3173

May 31, 2013

Attorney General Bill Sorrell joins other Attorneys General from around the country today to travel to Turkey. While abroad, the Attorneys General will meet with high–ranking Turkish officials including President Gul, the Turkish ambassador to the United States, the Ministry of Justice, the Parliamentarian Commission on the Constitution, and Chief Judge of the Constitutional Court. In addition, the delegation will be meeting with Turkish journalists, lawyers and business representatives. “I am pleased to be a part of this delegation,” said Sorrell. “It provides the Attorneys General with the opportunity to learn about and discuss common legal problems, such as issues relating to cyber security, consumer fraud, and human trafficking, and to explore potential solutions. More importantly, it provides us with the opportunity to share with others the importance of freedom of the press, civil rights, the rule of law and other principles so basic to democracy.” The overseas travel, lodging and meal expenses associated with the trip are provided by the trip’s sponsors, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Turkish Coalition of America.

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