It has been 5 years since 33 people died in a bomb attack in Suruç. Murat Budak, who lost his son, has spoken to bianet: “After the explosion, Mahir Kaynak said, ‘Such acts cannot be committed without the knowledge of the state.’ What else can I say?
A court in Istanbul convicted Yücel, Turkey correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt, in absentia of “making propaganda for a terrorist organization” and sentenced him to 2 years, 9 months and 22 days in prison. Yücel was acquitted on a separate charge of “inciting people to hatred and hostility”. Yücel was arrested and subsequently placed in pre-trial detention on February 27, 2017.