We must not forget the country’s appalling treatment of its own dissidents since the failed coup in 2016Five months ago, I wrote of Osman Kavala, a Turkish public intellectual arrested by the Turkish authorities. He has now spent a year behind bars and has still to be charged with an offence.
Making a call to Turkey to put an end to prosecutions on charge of ‘insulting the president’, the Human Rights Watch has emphasized, “Decisions by prosecutors and courts to start or drop cases should not rest on the word of the president.”
The 27th High Criminal Court in Istanbul on Oct. 16 issued a red notice for journalists Can Dündar and İlhan Tanır on espionage charges, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Two brothels in southern Turkey will be managed by trustees following a recent court ruling.