Soldiers' mothers start sit-in outside AKP Istanbul headquarters
Mothers of detained soldiers have begun a sit-in in front of the AKP headquarters in Istanbul. They demand justice for their children arrested after the 2016 coup attempt.
Mothers have begun a sit-in in front of the Istanbul headquarters of the ruling AKP party. They demand justice for their children who were arrested as students at a military academy after the coup attempt on 15 July 2016.
The mothers and other relatives come from Istanbul, Kayseri and Denizli. The police cordoned off the grounds in front of the party headquarters, whereupon the mothers settled behind the barricades. Not only were families prevented from approaching the AKP building, journalists were also sent out of the square.