04 November 2010
Diyarbakır 6th High Criminal Court labelled Kurdish as an unknown language in todays session of the so-called KCK trial.
Diyarbakır 6th High Criminal Court labelled Kurdish as an unknown language in todays session of the so-called KCK trial. The defendants protested the judge's remarks and the trial adjourned after judges ordered all defendants out of the courtroom.
The trial of 152 high profile Kurdish politicians continued today with the first defense speech of a prominent Kurdish politician Bayram Altun.
Altun began his speech in Kurdish like yesterdays session but the judge turned off his microphone and said that the defendant is speaking in an "unknown language".
One of the defendants Ramazan Morkoc protested the judge for his remarks on Kurdish language saying that it's an insult to Kurdish people.
The chief judge then ordered Morkoc out of the court. All the defendants stood up to follow him at this point.
The court adjourned until afternoon.
152 high profile Kurdish politicians are standing trial on accusations of being a member of an illegal organization.
The Turkish court continuously rejected defendants applications to make the defence speeches in Kurdish.