Urgent action update: Students’ trial ongoing, despite apology to Erdoğan

Four students from the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in Turkey still face charges for ‘insulting the president’ despite President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan withdrawing his complaint. The students met with President Erdoğan ahead of the first hearing on 22 October and apologized for the offence caused. The next hearing will take place on 4 April 2019.


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