| 27 February 2024, Tuesday |

Germany summons Turkish envoy over Kavala verdict

Germany summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Berlin on Friday to protest a Turkish court’s decision to sentence a prominent Turkish human rights activist and philanthropist to life in prison.

Western governments and rights groups strongly criticized this week’s ruling which found Osman Kavala guilty of attempting to overthrow the government with mass protests in 2013. The court in Istanbul also sentenced seven other defendants to 18 years in prison each for “aiding” the attempt.



  • Associated Press