Turkish court issues arrest warrant for fugitive Can D√ľndar

Daily Sabah

An Istanbul court issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for a fugitive sought by Turkey since 2016 currently living in Germany. Issued on charges of incitement during the 2013 Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, the warrant calls for the arrest of Can D√ľndar, the former editor-in-chief of Turkish daily Cumhuriyet. D√ľndar is charged with attempting to incite and manipulate the public and embolden terror groups' members against law enforcement trying to defuse the situation, as well as acting as an agent provocateur during the protests. In the summer of 2013, a relatively small demonstration in Istanbul's Gezi Park grew into a nationwide wave of protests against the government that left eight protesters and a police officer dead. The government later said the demonstrations were an attempt to overthrow it by G√ľlenist Terror Group (FET√?) members who had infiltrated the police and courts. FET√? and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah G√ľlen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt on July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured. Turkey also accuses FET√? of a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.