- They say she ‘violated’ children’s privacy
- She was told by Home Office the case was closed
Last updated at 9:59 AM on 13th January 2012
The Duchess of York faces 22 years in jail after a Turkish court pressed charges against her for secretly filming in an orphanage.
The charges relate to an undercover documentary Sarah Ferguson made with ITV in 2008 to expose ‘appalling’ conditions in state run institutions.
A spokesman for the Duchess said: ‘The Duchess of York has fully co-operated with both the Turkish and British authorities at all times on this issue.
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‘British ministers refused to accede to the further requests for legal assistance from Turkey. From a UK perspective, the Duchess has been told by the Home Office that the case is closed.
The action today reported by the Turkish authorities is news to all.’