Detention of Osman Kavala (19 February 2020)


France is deeply concerned following the decision on February 19 to detain Osman Kavala once again. Osman Kavala’s acquittal on February 18 in the Gezi Park trial was a positive outcome, in accordance with the judgment delivered by the European Court of Human Rights on December 10, 2019.

France calls on Turkey to comply with its international commitments, notably the Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. It will continue to closely monitor the trials conducted against all civil society representatives and human rights defenders in Turkey, especially that of Taner Kiliç and his co-defendants.