Council of Europe prepares disciplinary action against Turkey

In a statement released by the Council of Europe, it said that “Turkey is refusing to abide by the court’s final judgment in this case” and that the country will now be subject to “infringement proceedings” and disciplinary action.

The court judgement it referred to was the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which ruled in 2019 that the businessman and philanthropist has been unjustly detained and that Ankara should release him.

Kavala, who has been in prison for over four years without being convicted for any crime, is accused of funding nationwide anti-government protests in 2013 and of being involved in the failed coup attempt in 2016.