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Europe's pawn in Turkey: Osman Kavala

Who is Osman Kavala? Why Western states have mobilized themselves and tampered with the international agenda for him? Osman Kavala, who started to work as a manager in Kavala Group, was among the founders of Iletisim (communication) publications. In addition to the Anadolu Kultur Board of Directors, he is a founding member, board member or advisory board member in many non-governmental organizations such as the Open Society Foundation, TESEV, TEMA Foundation, History Foundation, Diyarbakir Political and Social Research Institute, Turkish Cinema and Audiovisual Culture Foundation.

Judging by the activities he was involved in, how innocent he seems, right? Here, Kavala is not innocent as one side claims. These are just screens to cover the prepared callipers.

Osman Kavala is the “so-called” businessman who played an active role in the Gezi uprising, on the July 15 coup attempt and the plots of December 17-25. However, Turkey recognizes him as the Turkish representative of US speculator George Soros.

Osman Kavala, who was detained on 18 October 2017 on charges related to the Gezi Park events and arrested on 1 November 2017, was detained on the same day in the case of the 15 July coup attempt after the 30th High Criminal Court ordered his acquittal and release on 18 February 2020.

Kavala was arrested again on charges of "attempting to overthrow the constitutional order" before he was released from Silivri Prison. Osman Kavala is under arrest for the crime of obtaining the state's confidential information for political or military espionage. It was also revealed that Kavala, who was arrested within the scope of the investigation regarding the Gezi Park events, FETO's plots on December 17-25 and the coup attempt of July 15, was the manager and organizer of the Gezi Park events.

There are also links between Kavala's Soros connection and FETO ringleader Gülen's Open Society Foundation Founding Member Alaton in the petition of appeal prepared by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office.

In the petition, the planning of the Gezi Park uprising, directing the actions, calls for action, international initiatives, financing of the activities and individual actions of the defendants were included. As a result, the arrest of the accused Osman Kavala was requested.

On October 18, 2021, the United States Embassy in Ankara made a statement from its official social media account about the release of Osman Kavala, who was imprisoned in Turkey.

Some embassies tried to do the same and the Ankara Embassies of Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, Norway and New Zealand dared to point their finger at Turkey. In the messages published on social media, it was claimed that Osman Kavala's detention was "unlawful and there was no reason for Kavala's arrest". In other words, Turkey was criticized for keeping Osman Kavala in prison for unlawful and purely political reasons. It was alleged that Osman Kavala's detention cast a shadow over the rule of law and democracy in Turkey.

It was also declared that Kavala should be released as soon as possible. Allegations were made that what Soros did could not be considered a crime according to the Turkish Penal Code and that Turkey had arrested this European pawn by accusing him of other crimes.

The attitude of the diplomats, who ignored the decision of the independent judiciary and demanded the immediate release of Kavala, who was detained for "espionage", caused harsh reactions.

The embassies backed off after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would declare 10 ambassadors "persona non grata".

There is no unlawfulness or political background in the continuation of Osman Kavala's detention. The main contradiction is that the mentioned countries try to influence the process of a case carried out by the independent courts of the Republic of Turkey.

The independence of Turkish courts is guaranteed by the Constitution. According to our Constitution, “no” authority can be involved in the judicial process carried out by the courts of the Republic of Turkey. As stated in Article 138 of our Constitution, "No organ, authority or person can give orders and instructions to courts and judges in the exercise of judicial power, send circulars, make recommendations and suggestions."

The independence of the courts is clearly emphasized. Therefore, the statements of any embassy about the judicial process in Turkey cannot be accepted. The judiciary in Turkey is independent and Turkey is a fully independent country. The attitude of the embassies toward Kavala clearly and distinctly aims to undermine the rule of law identity of Turkey. Why isn't the most liberal and egalitarian Western countries protesting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange or the US imprisoning Guantanamo prisoners? These all are crucial questions that ought to be answered!