Turkey’s main opposition prepares ‘world’s biggest petition’ for jailed journalists, academics

Turkey’s main opposition prepares ‘world’s biggest petition’ for jailed journalists, academics

ISTANBUL
Turkey’s main opposition prepares ‘world’s biggest petition’ for jailed journalists, academics

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has been preparing what it claims to be the “world’s biggest petition” for jailed journalists and academics in Turkey.

The CHP is set to hold a major rally in Istanbul’s Maltepe district on July 9 to mark the end of its “justice march,” which started from Ankara, and the petition is being prepared in the rally area.

While the exact wording of the petition is unknown, it was stated that it concerns “those jailed unjustly.”

The main opposition started its “justice march” after an Istanbul court ruled for its Istanbul deputy Enis Berberoğlu’s arrest on July 14.