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Kaftancıoğlu reaction from the Future Party: A blow to democracy

Future Party Spokesperson Serkan Özcan defined the Supreme Court’s approval of the three sentences of CHP Istanbul Provincial Chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu as “a blow to democracy” and said, “The verdict, which includes the ban on politics against CHP Istanbul Provincial Chairman Mr. Kaftancıoğlu, is a clear blow to our democracy.” said.

The 3rd Penal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals has completed the appeal review of the case where CHP Istanbul Provincial Chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu was tried at the Istanbul 37th High Criminal Court and sentenced on 6 September 2019.

The chamber upheld Kaftancıoğlu’s 1 year, 6 months and 20 days prison sentence for “insulting a public official because of his duty” and 1 year and 8 months’ imprisonment for “publicly insulting the State of the Republic of Turkey” on the grounds that they comply with the types of crimes stipulated in the law. Kaftancıoğlu’s 2 years 4 months prison sentence for “insulting the President” was corrected as 1 year 9 months and upheld..

After the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals, CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu made statements via his social media account to the deputies. ‘Come to the Istanbul provincial presidency building’ he called.

The decision taken against Kaftancıoğlu caused reactions in the world of politics.

Future Party Spokesperson Serkan Özcan described the decision taken against Kaftancıoğlu as “a blow to democracy” in his social media account.

SPEAKER OF THE FUTURE PARTY ÖZCAN: A COUP TO DEMOCRACY

Özcan made the following statements in his post:

“The ruling, including the ban on politics, against CHP Istanbul Provincial Chairman Mr. Kaftancıoğlu, is a clear blow to our democracy.

It is a shame that this government, which was the victim of the political bans of the tutelage regime of the 80s and 90s, denies all kinds of democratic values ​​and makes our country known with political bans. Our struggle for full democracy, full freedom of expression and relentless human rights will continue.”

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