Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls from a close ally for the release of a leading Kurdish opposition politician and a philanthropist from jail.
A supporter of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) holds a mask of their jailed former leader and presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas during a rally in Ankara, Turkey, June 19, 2018. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)
Kavala has been in custody for more than two years, charged with attempting to overthrow the government. (File photo: AP)