The Supreme Court of Appeals asked for Caglayan's retrial on grounds of the amended Turkish Penal Code (TCK).
Women's organizations had launched a signature campaign to protest Caglayan's conviction for greeting the demonstrators in Kurdish during the demonstration by the party HADEP in the Yukari Goklu neighborhood of the Halfeti region of Sanliurfa.
Caglayan, who attended the demonstration as the DEHAP deputy head, said she used that expression because most of the demonstrators were women who did not speak Turkish.
Women representatives from women's platforms and bar associations in the neighboring provinces, members of the Human Rights Association and women's rights activists attended the hearing.
"Mine was not a propaganda speech," said Caglayan following the acquittal. "It was just a greeting. The court ruled this does not constitute propaganda."
"The provincial head has been penalized again for speaking in Kurdish. I believe it's very important that we already have the positive outcome of women's solidarity in such a short period of time. Long live women's solidarity," said Caglayan. (AD/EA/YE)
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