Turkey’s Osman Kavala: Imprisoned businessman and philanthropist
18 January 2022 | 12:01 pm
Turkish rights activist Osman Kavala has been jailed for over four years for alleged involvement in the 2016 coup plot, although he has not been convicted of any crime. European rights bodies have demanded his release.
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