Turkish prosecutors are seeking a prison sentences of up to 11 years for the Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul provincial chairperson, Canan Kaftancıoğlu, for “inciting hatred and hostility” with tweets she had posted over the past two months.
She is also accused of spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization.
Kaftancıoğlu has come to public attention after the CHP İstanbul mayoral candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu won the March 31 local elections.
The results of the March Istanbul vote were canceled after the ruling AKP and its coalition partner Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) appealed, citing irregularities and contradictions with the country’s election law. The mayoral certificate of İmamoğlu was annulled by the YSK on May 6.
Kaftancıoğlu'na 11 yıl hapis istemi
CHP İstanbul İl Başkanı Canan Kaftancıoğlu hakkında Twitter mesajlarından başlatılan soruşturmada "Halkı kin ve düşmanlığa alenen tahrik etmek", "Terör örgütü propagandası yapmak" iddiasıyla 2 yıl 9 aydan 11 yıla kadar hapis cezası istendi. pic.twitter.com/qyypWL24jE
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