An association, named “15 Temmuz Vatan Şehitleri, Gazileri ve Terör Mağdurlarının Adını Yaşatma ve Yardımlaşma Derneği’ run by families of victims of a July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, filed a legal complaint against Fatih Portakal, a Fox TV Turkey news anchorperson, for allegedly calling on people to rebel against the state at the Antalya Courthouse
The Antalya-based association claimed that on the evening news on Dec. 10, Portakal urged people to rebel just like in France, in reference to the Yellow Vest protests, and consequently laid the groundwork for a threat to public security.
Following a news report on the protests in France, Portakal said no peaceful protests could take place in Turkey. “Let’s protest price hikes. How many people would take to the streets?” Portakal asked while pointing to the fear among the people of persecution by the regime.
According to the families of July 15 victims in Antalya, Portakal’s remarks were similar to what they termed “vandalism” in the anti-government Gezi protests of 2013 and to calls made by terrorist organizations (11 December 2018)