issued by An Istanbul court issued an arrest warrant against the living in Germany, Ex-editor-in-chief of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet, Can Dündar,. The state-run Anadolu news Agency reported. The measure at the request of the Istanbul chief Prosecutor’s stand in connection with the investigation into the government’s critical Gezi Park protests of 2013. The had President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

according to The report, the state sees a lawyer, it has been proved that Dündar had ties to Osman Kavala, the government considers to be an organizer of the Gezi protests. The renowned business man and the intellectual is, among other things, Chairman of the cultural Institute, Anadolu Kültür, which is also working with the Goethe-Institut. Despite international protests, Kavala sits for more than a year without charge or indictment, in Turkish custody.

How Anadolu reported, Dündar with Kavala worked together to organize the Gezi Park protests “” and “extend”. “Concrete evidence” showed that Dündar “Chaos sponsored” and “terrorists encouraged”. The Prosecutor’s references to the evidence on records in social media and telephone conversations with Kavala.

Against Dündar to be running in the Turkey is already a process because of the terror allegations. It is a question of Cumhuriyet article from the year 2015, to evidence of weapons supplies to the Turkish government of Islamist rebels in Syria. Erdoğan had called for during his visit to Germany at the end of September, the delivery of Dündar.

civil society activists have been targeted by the Turkish government

In the context of the new investigation observed the Gezi Park protests, the government, mainly civil society activists. On Wednesday, the campaign, but met a German political Foundation. The Islamist leaf Yeni Akit attacked by the FDP affiliated Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation and accused her of “dark forces”. You have now of those organisations that had been funded until recently by the “Zionist Baron George Soros.” Including Gay and lesbian organizations, “ethnically discriminatory” foundations or as a Liberal disguised “agents provocateurs”.

The Turkish government, in addition to Anadolu Kültür, the Foundation of philanthropist George Soros, the Open Society Foundation, and from him to support NGOs for the organizers of the Gezi Park protests. Open Society announced because of the attacks on their work and the Jewish founders recently, the work in Turkey.

the head of The Turkey office of the Naumann-Foundation, Hans-Georg Fleck, confirmed that the Foundation with the partners mentioned above work, but not only since the closure of the Open Society, but for many years. Stain saw the attack from Yeni Akit left. In the newspaper it was an extremist sheet with a small pad. In addition, the Turkey is already in the pre-election campaign before the local elections in March. “There’s still more polarization.”

for similar reasons, had already been two weeks ago, a German political Foundation attacked. At that time, two major Pro-government Newspapers, Daily Sabah, and Star had described Osman Kavala as a puppet of Europe and Connections to the SPD-affiliated Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).

German political foundations in Turkey have experienced during all the years of bad relations between Ankara and Berlin, increasingly, denigration, distrust, and work disabilities. A rapprochement between Turkey and Germany since the end of 2017, the situation had relaxed to the evaluation of some Foundation leaders.

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