Istanbul Prosecutor opens investigation into Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul Provincial Chairperson Canan Kaftancıoğlu’s social media comments for allegations of “PKK and DHKP-C terror ”, “insulting the Republic of Turkey and its institutions” and “defamation of the President of the Republic of Turkey”.

Ms Kaftancıoğlu has been elected as the Chairperson of CHP Istanbul Province in what was “a turbulent assembly” only 24 hours ago. She has denied accusations and said, ”As a medical doctor and a mother I have condemned terror s and terror. I have upheld human rights all my life. My sole purpose and efforts are to uphold the Republic of Turkey and my comments have always been within the context of that responsibility.”