Özgür Boğatekin, on June 13, 2017, shared the video of an argument between Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Tunceli MP Alican Önlü and Gendarmerie Sergeant Major S.Ç. on duty at the checkpoint on Tunceli Pülmür Highway from two days ago on Facebook. “The petty officer who argued with HDP’s Alican Önlü has become the Gerger Gendarmerie Commander,” he wrote. This post of Boğatekin has been considered “turning a counterterrorism official into a target.”
Giving his statement, Boğatekin said that he reported the news as Gendarmerie Sergeant Major S.Ç. was appointed to Gerger district, where he himself also lives, and his intention was not propaganda.
The prosecutor’s office has requested that Özgür Boğatekin be penalized as per the 2nd sentence of the Article 7/2 of the Anti-Terror Law (TMK) and the Article 6/1 of the TMK over these posts (October 13).