On April 21, 2017, several comrades were arrested and detained in Kadıköy, Istanbul for distributing issue 33 of the Meydan Gazetesi anarchist newspaper and a call for May Day protests. The comrades Nergis Şen, Rıfat Güven and Zeynel Çuhadar were arrested and detained for defying the government ban on May Day protests.
Following the investigation instigated by the Istanbul Anatolian 16th Criminal Court of First Instance, the Meydan distributors were sentenced to 6 months imprisonment.
Statement from Meydan Gazetesi about the court’s decision:
“We will never give up writing and distributing what we believe in as an anarchist newspaper – that freedom can only be achieved by social struggle. Against repression, investigations, arrests and imprisonment we will continue to write, resist and take action.”
(via Seninmedyan, translated by Insurrection News)