The investigation against 34 people, including the 78s Generation Initiative Spokesman and People’s Democratic Party (HDP) executive Celalettin Can, was concluded. In the indictment prepared by Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, the activities of HDP were shown as crime evidence.
Can is charged due to participating in the protests organized against the detainment of HDP MPs with the operations against Cumhuriyet and Özgür Gündem newspapers. His use of the words “Amed” and “Kurdistan” during a phone call was also claimed to reveal his connection with an illegal organization. The blanket aid provided for citizens whose homes were destroyed during the curfews and operations was described as a “logistic support for terrorist organization members.” Despite the lack of ban or issue to pull off the shelves, the content of the magazines and books seized during the house search at Can’s residence were claimed to have made ‘illegal organization propaganda.’