The case of the 14-year-old English schoolboy sentenced in Turkey to six years imprisonment for drugs offence has developed diplomatic repercussions.
LV Mrs Davey walks through prison gate and confronted by reporters
SOF BEGINS: "How did you find....
ENDS: "..to take food? No."
SV Mrs Davey walks towards car
SV Mrs Davey seated with reporter
CV Mrs. Davey speaking
SOF BEGINS: "He was shocked....
SOF ENDS: ".. wouldn't help Tim very much."
MRS. DAVEY: "He was very shocked, definitely, by the verdict. He never thought for one minute that he'd receive that sort of sentence -- he just couldn't believe it. But he himself was very sorry about it."
QUESTION: "Do you, yourself, think that there's any danger of an overreaction in Britain on Timothy's behalf producing a counter-reaction in Turkey?"
MRS. DAVEY: "Oh, yes. There is, definitely. Because people don't realise that this is Turkey and that Timothy admitted that he was guilty. They've been very kind really and Timothy admitted that he was guilty. I've had extra visits -- they've been very good with me -- and they are trying to do as much as they can to make him comfortable and happy and look after him. And when I get these Press reports coming from England, it's bad. And it's more likely to affect the thing so that they say "Right, well, if that's the way they want it, lets not give this boy privileges." That wouldn't help Tim very much."
QUESTION: "How did you find Timmy, today? Is he getting on? What did he particularly want to talk to you about?"
MRS. DAVEY: "I got some messages for the children."
QUESTION: "You taped them, did you?"
MRS. DAVEY: "No, they wouldn't let me play this to them."
QUESTION: "Were you able to take food?"
MRS. DAVEY: "No."
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Background: The case of the 14-year-old English schoolboy sentenced in Turkey to six years imprisonment for drugs offence has developed diplomatic repercussions. Turkish Prime Minister Nihat Erim has cancelled an overnight stop in London later this month because he regards the British outcry against the prison sentence to be insulting to Turkish justice.
Mrs. Jill Davey, the mother of jailed schoolboy Tim Davey, was interviewed in Istanbul at the weekend, and spoke of her son's shock at receiving the sentences -- for conspiring to sell 50 pounds of hashish. But she added that the anti-Turkish campaign in the British Press could only damage Tim's case:
Earlier, Mrs. Davey was interviewed by reporters as she left prison: