One of the elected MPs still kept in prison… #Turkey

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Turkey’s 28th Grand National Assembly swearing-in ceremony on Friday (June 2) had one notable absentee, namely, Can Atalay, the elected MP for the Workers’ Party of Turkey (TİP) in the heavily February 6 earthquake-affected region of Hatay.

Although Article 83 grants MPs their immunity and stipulates his release, the lawyer remains locked up in a high-security prison over 500 kilometers away from Ankara’s Bakanlıklar district.

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