Prosecutions of Taksim Solidarity Platform activists after 2013 Istanbul demonstrations condemned as attempt to silence opposition to government
All defendants has acquitted from the “Taksim Solidarity” Case, in which 26 people were tried.
An Istanbul court on April 29 acquitted 26 people, including prominent members of the Taksim Solidarity Platform, who had been detained during the Gezi Park protests in the summer of 2013
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has hinted at new measures against followers of Pennsylvania-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, as he repeatedly described Gülenists in the country as “a gang of treachery.”
The Council of State has refused an appeal for a stay of execution of an Education Ministry circular allowing the wearing of headscarves at secondary schools in Turkey.
An Istanbul court sent a Turkish journalist’s case to the High Criminal Court after deciding non-jurisdiction April 30 at the first hearing of journalist Sedef Kabaş, who faces up to five years for a tweet about a judge involved in the 2013 graft probe
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has apparently taken another step in his fight against ally-turned-foe, U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, with Turkey’s top national security body finally amending its top-secret national security document