Statement by Osman Kavala upon completion of his 4th year in prison

On November 1, Monday, my fourth year under detention was completed. During this period, not only was I deprived of the capability to live my own life, but also my image was severely distorted as I was personally targeted and pictured as a “dark” and “evil” person in the public eye. After losing four years of my life and becoming an “issue of the country”, the only aspect I can find solace in is the possibility that the process I experienced could contribute to confronting the crucial problems in the judiciary of Turkey, thus, those who will be brought to justice in the future could receive a fairer treatment.

Osman Kavala, 2 November 2021