As part of an investigation launched after Gökhan Güçlü, a suspect on trial for an assassination attempt against President Tayyip Erdoğan on the night of a coup attempt last year, wore a “hero” T-shirt, legal action has been taken against Güçlü and his sister while five civil servants have been suspended from their positions.
According to a Cumhuriyet daily report on Thursday, legal action was taken against Güçlü and his sister Bahar Güçlü, who sent the “hero” T-shirt to her brother on charges of terrorist propaganda.
Also, the second warden of prison, an administrative personnel and three guardians were suspended with a decree from the Ministry of Justice.
Turkish police recently detained some 35 people in different Turkish provinces for wearing a “hero” T-shirt after Güçlü was thrown out of the courtroom on July 13 for wearing it.
According to the private İhlas news agency, the textile firm that manufactures the “hero” T-shirts stopped production after discussions with the police. The T-shirts were withdrawn from sale in stores and online, İhlas said.