Ans Boersma is a Dutch journalist who worked in Turkey for the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad (FD). She was expelled from Turkey, despite having a press card, on January 17th, 2019 and declared “undesirable person”. In the following days it turned out that the measure had been taken because the Dutch secret services had alerted their Turkish counterparts about some – not fully disclosed – investigation related to Boersma.

On January 17th, FMA tweeted:

We expect a by the Dutch and Turkish authorities into the of our colleague , with the guarantee of a safe return to her hometown of Istanbul as in case the accusations are proved baseless.


The case is ongoing in the Netherlands.

About: Ans Boersma

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