Academic Koray Çalışkan sentenced 18 months for FETÖ propaganda
The Istanbul 24th Penal Court sentenced Koray Çalışkan, a well-known academic at Boğaziçi University, to 18 months and 22 days in jail on charges of “making propaganda for an armed terrorist group.”
However, the court suspended the sentence under the condition of a supervised release term of five years.
Çalışkan was detained in July 2017 along with 72 others from two Istanbul universities for the same charges.
Some 64 of those issued with detention warrants were from Medeniyet University while eight were from Boğaziçi Unviersity.
Çalışkan was among those detained, as well as Hamit Okur, a former rector at Medeniyet University.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Oğuz Kaan Salıcı announced Çalışkan’s detention via his official Twitter account.
“Koray Çalışkan was just detained at his home. The reason is not clear yet,” Salıcı tweeted.