The Ankara Governor’s Office has announced that a ban has been imposed on all protest activities and demonstrations in the city for a period of three months effective as of Nov 1.
The decision was made on the intellingence that some groups were planning to organize protests in support of Turkey’s hunger striking educators: Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca.
The protests may disturb the public order or some terrorist organizations may plan attacks to abuse such gatherings, a statement by the Ankara’s Governor office said.
All types of protest activities including marches, the issuing of press statements, demonstrations, concerts, the holding of sit-ins and the carrying of banners and placards have been prohibited for a period of 90 days.
The governor’s office based the decision on the emergency rule that went into effect in Turkey in the aftermath of a failed coup attempt on July 15.