Tag Archives: Trial
Guest Blog: Trial of Çarsı football fans accused of attempting to overthrow the government is as farcical as it sounds.
I was present on 2 April at Europe’s biggest court house, the Cağlayan Courthouse in Istanbul, to observe the second hearing in the prosecution of members of the fan club Çarşı of the Istanbul football club Beşiktaş. Thirty five people … Continue reading
It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic. In their determination to root out all opposition, Turkish authorities today called members of the soccer fan club, Çarşı, to court under the same broadly phrased anti-terror statutes that were employed … Continue reading
One of the great romantic comedies of my youth was Groundhog Day, the story of a misanthrope news reporter doomed to repeat the same awful day over and over again until he got it right. The news today that a … Continue reading
The fifth hearing in the killing of Ali Ismail Korkmaz will be held tomorrow, November 26, in Kayseri, Turkey. Ali Ismail was a victim of the horrendous police violence that accompanied the suppression of the Gezi protests in 2013. In … Continue reading