I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it. (Voltaire 1694 1778)
Operation against civil society and academics
Open Society Foundation, founded by arrested businessman Osman Kavala, decided to end their activities in Turkey following the operation against Anadolu Kültür due to Kavala being the Executive Board Chairman at the association.
were on their way out from Turkey to participate in the 29th Conference of the Europe Greens Party organized in Berlin, Germany, were seized at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
A custody operation was conducted in Ankara, Diyarbakır, Istanbul, Bursa and Izmir against the all Municipality and Local Administration Service Workers’ Union (TÜM BEL-SEN) and Health and Social Service Workers’ Union (SES) under the Confederation of Public Workers’ Union (KESK) and the People’s Democratic Party (HDP).
A lawsuit was filed against Evrensel Daily’s Editor-In-Chief Fatih Polat due to ‘insulting the President’ with his column, entitled, “What do the addressee say on the allegations regarding Erdoğan’s family?”
Protest demonstrations were organized in many provinces in Turkey due to November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.