Statement by Osman Kavala

I am very upset to hear that 14 people, among whom there were also academics, have been detained on the basis of their relation to me according to the Directorate of Security’s statement and that in this regard some groundless accusations about me came to the fore.

I am waiting for my indictment to be prepared before long so that I could demonstrate the charges against me of attempting to annihilate the constitutional order and the government, which constitute the reason of my over one-year-long detention, and the allegations that I am the director and the financier of the Gezi protests are unfounded and groundless.

I hope this case will contribute to a change in the current detention regime that does not value human freedom.

Osman Kavala

26 November 2018