A Good Citizen Jailed in Turkey

The arrest of the Turkish civil society activist and businessman Osman Kavala shows the outlandish extent of President Erdogan’s crackdown.
openDemocracy – Alina Mungiu-Pippidi – Nov 3

No one should read and hear said about themselves what I am going to write and say about Osman Kavala. There is a certain point where the praise of a good man or woman ought to be left for their eulogy. Not just to spare them the embarrassment, but

Business Person, Human Rights Advocate Osman Kavala Arrested

Human rights advocate, businessperson Osman Kavala, who was detained on October 18 at İstanbul Atatürk Airport on his return from a meeting of a project planned to be realized in cooperation with Goethe Institute in Antep was arrested this morning.
Human Rights Watch – Nov 2, 2:45 AM

(Istanbul) – An Istanbul court decision on November 1, 2017, to imprison a businessman and civic leader is an example of the politicized and arbitrary nature of Turkey’s justice system, Human Rights Watch said today. Osman Kavala is the head

It has been confirmed that IT specialist, writer Serdar Kuzuluoğlu has been taken into custody, who posted on Twitter “I am being detained” at 6:40 a.m. this morning. He was released in the evening hours after his deposition.
CHP Balıkesir MP has given details on “threat” allegation by Balıkesir Mayor Uğur, who was among the mayors that were asked to resign by President Erdoğan.

Signs of Possible Guilty Plea in Turkish Gold Trader Case

The case against Reza Zarrab has strained relations between the United States and Turkey, and has drawn sharp criticism from its president.

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