The Statement of the Defense to the Court by Dr. Ayse Erzan is published in its entirety in Bianet. She is being tried under charges of “terrorist propaganda” for signing the Peace Petition, requesting the government to end the violence and open the way to dialogue and a lasting peace.
Originally, this statement was presented to the Court on February 21, 2018. The hearing was rescheduled for April 6, 2018. Prof. Erzan has denied the charges and requested immediate acquittal.
Statement in its entirety is available here: