Leading Turkish activist charged with trying to overthrow government: media

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 01, 2017 2:20 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Prominent Turkish rights activist and businessman Osman Kavala has been jailed pending trial on charges of violating the constitution and attempting to overthrow the government, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday.

Kavala, whose Anadolu Kultur organization is involved in promoting culture and rights, was detained nearly two weeks ago at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, prompting concern from Europe and the United States.

(Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans)