Formerly jailed linguist Necmiye Alpay, former Euro court judge Rıza Türmen join CHP’s justice march
KOCAELİRenowned Turkish linguist Necmiye Alpay and former European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judge Rıza Türmen were among the participants of the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) justice march from Ankara to Istanbul on July 4, its 20th day.
Alpay, along with novelist Aslı Erdoğan, was among the journalists and intellectuals tried in one of the cases into daily Özgür Gündem, a newspaper that was closed down over its alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). She was released in December after having been held behind bars for 120 days.
Türmen acted as a former judge at the ECHR between 1998 and 2008 and was also a former deputy of the party.
Here is Alpay's message
Here is Türmen's message