The case against Ferhat Tunç has taken an international political direction. Senior Political Advisor Ms Selma Kiliçer from the EU Commission office in Ankara will observe the trial and thus join EU Parliamentarian Mr Jens Peter Bonde and the Freemuse delegation.
The court case and the presence of EU officials is expected to create a huge media attention in Turkey.
Mr Bonde and Ms Kiliçer will request a meeting with the prosecutor at the Izmir High Court before the court case tomorrow at 10 o’ clock.
Immediately after the court hearing a press meeting will take place.
Freemuse has already issued a press statement, and Mr. Bonde as well as Ms Kiliçer will be available for the media. The Freemuse delegation even includes one of Denmarks most prominent singers, Mr Niels Hausgaard.
Member of the European Parliament Mr Bonde will further hand over to Ferhat Tunç a prize which the MEP recently won for supporting composers’ rights in the EU.
Baha’i singer and composer Behnam Rouhani-Fard was released from prison on 3 October 2017 on bail after spending one month in solitary confinement.