Fetullahçı Terör Örgütü'ne (FETÖ) yönelik soruşturma kapsamında tutuklanan 'Uyanış' filminin yönetmeni Ali Avcı'nın yargılandığı davada mütalaasını açıklayan Cumhuriyet savcısı, sanık Avcı'nın 'silahlı terör örgütüne üye olmak' suçundan 7,5 yıldan 15 yıla kadar hapis cezasıyla cezalandırılmasını...
Turkish prosecutor demands jail for film director Avcı on terror charges
A prosecutor has demanded a jail sentence of between 7 years 6 months and 15 years for Turkish film director Ali Avcı on charges of “being a member of an armed terror organization”, according to a report in Turkey’s Sabah newspaper on Wednesday.
The charges allege that Avcı is a member of the Gülen movement, which Turkish authorities classify as a terrorist group and believe to be behind the failed coup attempt of July 2016.
Avcı, who was detained a year ago, is known for his direction of “Reis”, a flattering biographical film about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, released in 2017.
His most recent project, “Uyaniş” tells the story of the coup attempt. It includes a scene in which a soldier holds a gun to Erdoğan’s head. The fact that Avcı was detained a matter of hours after the trailer for the film was released has led to suggestions that the charges are connected to the film.
In a court hearing yesterday, Avcı denied the charges against him and requested time to prepare his defence. The next hearing was scheduled by the court for 6 September.