Turksat hits demonstrators with lawsuit
December 19, 2017
The July 2016 demonstrations across Turkey, and which resulted in mass arrests of demonstrators, has now seen Turksat start legal proceedings against the opposition Gulenist party, and its leader Fetullah Gülen. 162 suspects, many already in custody, are named in the action.
Turksat is claiming $1.8 million in damages.
Turksat’s headquarters in Ankara were hit in airstrikes, and 249 people across Turkey were killed during the actions. Two Turksat staff died during the demonstrations.
Turksat’s premises were targeted during the protests, are were some of the country’s key broadcasters. Allegedly four bombs or missiles were dropped on Turksat facilities.
Gülen himself continues to live in the US. No date has been scheduled for a trial as of yet, while lawyers asked the court to seize the assets of the suspects,