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Yiğit Aksakoğlu news

No evidence found against Kavala in Gezi case, says court in detailed ruling

DUVAR ENGLISH An Istanbul court has released its reasoned decision to acquit nine people in the Gezi Park trial, including Osman Kavala. The court said no credible evidence had been provided to give substance to claims against Kavala. The philanthropist’s wiretapped telephone conversations were made “unlawfully,” and therefore could not constitute as “evidence,” it also… 

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Davutoğlu withdraws as plaintiff in Gezi Park case

DUVAR ENGLISH Ahmet Davutoğlu, the former prime minister who quit the ruling AKP to form the rival Future Party last year, has announced that he has withdrawn as a plaintiff from all criminal cases involving offenses against him, including the 2013 Gezi Park case. “The purpose of our chairman’s decision is that everyone in society… 

Activists call on Davutoğlu, Babacan to withdraw complaints in Gezi Park case

DUVAR ENGLISH Activists have called on Davutoğlu and Babacan, who set up their own political movements after resigning from the ruling AKP, to withdraw as plaintiffs in the Gezi Park case. Davutoğlu was the foreign minister at the time of the 2013 Gezi Park protests, whereas Babacan was the deputy minister in charge of economy…. 

Prosecutor seeks life imprisonment for Yiğit

YİGİTAKSAKOGLU.COM Yiğit Aksakoğlu was one of the 13 academics, rights advocates and non-governmental workers who were detained in their homes in a police operation on November 16, 2018. Aksakoğlu spent 221 days in pre-trial solitary confinement. The prosecutor used Article 312 of the Turkish Penal Code “attempt to overthrow the government of Republic of Turkey… 

Taksim Solidarity: We Will Defend Gezi

BİANET Holding a press statement about the sixth hearing of Gezi trial to be held on February 18, Taksim Solidarity platform has said, “We have to defend Gezi to the end for our losses whose names are not even mentioned in this trial.” Ahead of the sixth hearing of Gezi trial to be held on… 

Prosecutor seeks life sentences for three Gezi Park defendants in final legal opinion

DUVAR ENGLISH An Istanbul prosecutor has presented his final sentencing opinion regarding the Gezi Park case. He demanded aggravated life imprisonment for three defendants in the case: renowned philanthropist Osman Kavala, the only jailed defendant in the case, civil society activist Yiğit Aksakoğlu and architect Mücella Yapıcı. The Istanbul chief public prosecutor’s office has presented… 

Court rules to keep Osman Kavala in jail

DUVAR ENGLISH The Istanbul 30th Heavy Penal Court has ruled for the continuation of arrest of prominent businessman, philanthropist and human rights activist Osman Kavala, who has been in jail for over 800 days. The hearing became the scene of protests when the court rejected Kavala’s lawyers’ recusal demand. The lawyers left the courtroom in… 

Mücella Yapıcı

Mücella Yapıcı is a member of the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) and is one of the executives of the İstanbul Büyükkent branch of the Chamber of Architects. She is also a representative of the Taksim Solidarity Platform, which was established in 2012 in the legal battle against projects that threaten… 

Osman Kavala

Businessperson Osman Kavala is a civil society leader in Turkey. He stepped into the world of business in 1982. He has pioneered efforts to promote democracy, human rights, and multiculturalism in Turkey through his companies and civil society organizations. Following the solidarity actions he initiated after the 1999 Istanbul Earthquake, he dedicated himself to work… 

Gezi Trial: Arrest of Osman Kavala to Continue

BİANET The defense attorneys have given statements in the second hearing of the Gezi Trial. The court has ruled that the arrest of Osman Kavala, the only defendant behind bars, to continue. The second hearing of the case against 16 people for organizing the 2013 Gezi Park protests has been held at the İstanbul 30th… 

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