More people were investigated for insulting President Erdoğan in 2019 than the population of San Marino https://t.co/YoEUm5wPGD
— Ankaralı Jan (@06JAnk) September 13, 2020
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has targeted Constitutional Court President Zühtü Arslan during a speech over the top court’s decision to cancel a provision in the Law on Demonstrations and Public Meetings (Law 2911) which said “demonstrations and marches cannot be held on inter-city highways.”
Three villages in Turkey’s Kaz Mountains are under threat of being wiped off the map in the western province of Çanakkale due to planned copper mining by the pro-government Cengiz Holding firm.
Kurdish journalist Oktay Candemir was arrested on Monday for making fun of an upcoming Turkish TV series about a 13th-century Ottoman sultan.
Authorities didn’t find it funny and Candemir now faces up to two years in prison. He was briefly placed under house arrest and, while his case is pending, remains subject to a foreign travel ban. According to U.S.-based organization the Committee to Protect Journalists, his computer was confiscated by police.