Turkish court upholds conviction of key opposition politician | app

ISTANBUL (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of Turkey’s main opposition party demonstrated in Istanbul on Thursday against a High Court ruling upholding the conviction of a prominent opposition politician for including insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The centre-left Republican People’s Party, or CHP, said the decision against Canan Kaftancioglu was politically motivated as it is seen as the driving force behind the CHP’s victory in the 2019 local elections. It also views the court’s decision as an attempt to block his political life. increase ahead of next year’s elections.

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