They are from the Kurdistan Autonomous Region from Iraq, which is formally recognized by the Turkish nation-state. The governor’s office arrested and deported the tourists and as far as I understand nothing done to the attackers…
A group of tourists who wanted to have their pictures taken with a scarf Kurdistan written on it were assaulted in Trabzon. The Governorship has announced that nine detained tourists will be deported from Turkey.
Osman Kavala has spent already 625 days in jail on bogus charges. Today Turkish court ruled for his continued detention. What an outrageous travesty of justice!
— Kati Piri (@KatiPiri) July 18, 2019