The government has clarified why it refused to issue a visa to a baby and the husband of a Turkish investigative journalist set to visit Malta, saying it followed what another member state had previously done.
Pelin Ünker, known for her work in the Paradise Papers, was recently invited to Malta by PN MEP David Casa, along with her family. However, she will now be coming to Malta alone after the government refused her family visas, citing “a previous decision” by another European country.
“Mr David Casa’s allegations that the Maltese Government in any way discriminated against Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker by not granting her a visa to travel to Malta are totally false,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement.
“Ms Ünker was in fact granted a visa and can visit Malta for the activity she is scheduled to address. Members of the family of Ms Ünker were