Ex-EMEP Chair faces 15 Years Imprisonment

30 Sep 2021 2 years old
Ex-EMEP Chair faces 15 Years Imprisonment

Levent Tuzel, the former MP and the former chair of the Labour Party of Turkey (EMEP) faces trial and up to 15 years jail over charges of terrorism and propaganda for participating in the activities of DTK. 

DTK stands for the “Democratic Society Congress”, a non- governmental organisation that aims to draw attention to democracy problems, particularly the Kurdish question in the country.  DTK has a wide profile of participants, from political parties to trade unions, academics and writers.

Last year Yusuf Karatas, columnist for Evrensel daily, was also put on trial and sentenced to 10 years and 6 months in prison for participating in the DTK panel as a member of the executive board of EMEP.

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