Journalist Akkaya faces up to 15 years in prison

A lawsuit was filed against journalist Remzi Akkaya on the allegation of "being a member of a terrorist organization".

Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment against journalist Remzi Akkaya, who was detained within the scope of the investigation carried out in 21 provinces based in Diyarbakır, upon the statements of public witness Ümit Akbıyık. The prosecutor is demanding a sentence of between 7 years, 6 months and 15 years in prison for the journalist.

The indictment claimed that the car wash shop that Akkaya opened before working as a cameraman was the "meeting place of the members of an illegal organization," taking the testimony of some witnesses for true.

15 years

The indictment demanded a sentence of up to 15 years in prison for Akkaya.

Diyarbakır 5th High Criminal Court, which accepted the indictment prepared by Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, set the first hearing for 18 September.