A court in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir has ordered two young people charged with terrorism to be released on judicial control with a ban on entering bars and all other venues that sell and serve alcoholic beverages, according to a report by daily Birgün.
Prosecutors reportedly demanded the two young people, whose identities were not revealed, to be arrested on charges of “membership to a terror organization” due to alleged connections to the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (MLKP).
The court said there was no sufficient evidence that constituted a crime and that they did not pose threats they could tamper with evidence or flee.
The two were released on judicial control with a ban on entering bars, venues, night clubs, and restaurants that sell and serve alcoholic beverage.
Their lawyers said the ruling had nothing to do with the case and that they would object to it.
“This decision made by the [presidential] palace’s court is a manifestation of the fundamentalist-fascist blockade,” the Socialist Youth Associations’ Federation (SGDF) said in a tweet on March 16.