Investigation opened against former CHP deputy over charges of ‘praising’ Gülen network
ANKARAThe Antalya Chief Prosecutor’s Office has started an investigation on a former Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy over charges of “praising the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization [FETÖ]/Parallel State Structure [PDY].”
The former CHP Antalya Deputy Gürkut Acar allegedly praised FETÖ/PDY in columns he wrote for a local newspaper.
If any elements of crime are detected in his columns, Acar will be sued over charges of “making propaganda for a terrorist organization” and “inciting hatred in the people.”
Previously, the Antalya Chief Prosecutor’s Office had launched an investigation into CHP Antalya lawmaker Mustafa Akaydın over charges of terrorist propaganda after he claimed the July 15 coup attempt “was a theatrical play.”
Akaydın is accused of being a member of FETÖ, for inducing hatred and enmity within the public, for indignity and for spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization by arguing the July 15 coup attempt was staged.