An artist who has been in prison for a year for creating a video showing him and others naked in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square has been sentenced to prison for seven years.
Fazlan Kaya, 33, was arrested last year and accused of using a camera to show a man he called “my father” performing a naked sex act on another man in a public area in the heart of Taksil Square.
He was initially arrested in March last year on charges of insulting the president, but a lower court in Ankara ruled in July that he should not be tried for that.
His lawyer has argued that Kaya’s arrest was politically motivated, and he has been held since.
His lawyer told AFP news agency on Tuesday that KAYA “is innocent”.
The case against Kaya is part of a wave of attacks against Turkey’s media, human rights defenders and those with whom Turkey is at odds over the country’s Kurdish minority.