Turkey issues detention request for businessman Kavala acquitted earlier on Tuesday

ANKARA (Reuters) – Istanbul prosecutor’s office demanded the detention of Turkish businessman Osman Kavala who was acquitted earlier on Tuesday, for an investigation into a failed coup in 2016, a court document seen by Reuters showed.

A Turkish court on Tuesday had acquitted businessman Osman Kavala and eight others over their alleged role in the Gezi Park protests of 2013, delivering a surprise verdict in a case that had drawn criticism from Western allies and rights groups.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)