Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office started an investigation against about 30 Kurdish politicians due to “performing activity on behalf of PKK.”
Former Minister of Justice and Association to Support Contemporary Life Chairwoman Aysel Çelikel, Hrant Dink Foundation Chairwoman Rakel Dink, former Boğaziçi University rectors Üstün ergüder and Ayşe Soysal, former Istanbul Bar Association Chairmen Turgut Kazan and Yücel Sayman, as well as former diplomat Murat Özçelik called for the release of Anadolu Culture Executive Board Chairman, human rights activist and businessman Osman Kavala, who is arrested since 1 November 2017.
BirGün newspaper was given late to arrested People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş on the day his interview with the newspaper was published.
Preparing regular annual reports on rights violations, Human Rights Association (IHD) launched the data for the past 16 years.
Established to decide on the objections against dismissals from public service and shut down institutions within the State of Emergency declared after the coup attempt in 2016, the State of Emergency Applications Monitoring Commission has concluded 17 thousand applications so far.
Azadiya Welat Newspaper’s Managing Editor Aydın Atar was sentenced to 6 years and four months of imprisonment due to ‘illegal organization propaganda.’