Turkey puts 108 Kurdish politicians on trial over 2014 Kobani protests

Turkey puts 108 Kurdish politicians on trial over 2014 Kobani protests

The Guardian

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Current and former HDP members may face life sentences in what critics call a ‘revenge trial’

Turkey has put 108 Kurdish politicians on trial in what critics say is politically motivated “revenge” for their alleged roles in deadly protests in 2014 sparked by the Isis takeover of the Syrian border town of Kobani.

Proceedings on Monday got off to a tense start when defence lawyers walked out of the Ankara courtroom, alleging that some of their colleagues had not been allowed in for “arbitrary and unlawful” reasons.

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