Prosecution not satisfied with Imamoglu verdict, set to appeal
Turkish prosecution who initially demanded four years of prison sentence for Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu is set to appeal the court’s decision sentencing the mayor for over two years in jail.
In a petition submitted to the court on Thursday, the prosecutor's office said it would appeal for the reversal of the decision that it deemed to contain “unlawful” matters, Cumhuriyet newspaper reported.
Imamoglu’s advisor Murat Ongun said via social media that the prosecutor did not find the sentence enough.
A Turkish court on Wednesday has sentenced Imamoglu to 2 years, 7 months and 15 days in prison on charges of insulting the members of Turkey’s Supreme Election Council (YSK) in 2019, when the YSK annulled a mayorship election following Imamoglu’s victory. The court also banned him from politics.