Turkey guarantees freedom of press: Foreign Ministry

's constitution guarantees , the said Friday.

"This right, however, cannot condone actions against the law and promotion of terrorism under the guise of journalism," the ministry said in a tweet.

The statement comes hours after the U.S. Embassy in Turkey said in a tweet: "Freedom of expression and press strengthens democracy and needs to be protected everywhere. Charging journalists for doing their jobs is antithetical to this universal principle."

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