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An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted nine activists held on terrorism charges in relation to anti-government protests, including philanthropist Osman Kavala, but later in the day issued a new arrest warrant for Kavala over a failed 2013 coup.

An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted nine activists held on terrorism charges in relation to anti-government protests, including philanthropist Osman Kavala, but later in the day issued a new arrest warrant for Kavala over a failed 2013 coup.

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.france24.com/en/20200218-turkey-acquits-defendants-of-terrorism-charges-gezi-park-osman-kavala-landmark-trial) reduced by 83%. (I’m a bot)
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    > An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted nine activists held on terrorism charges in relation to anti-government protests, including philanthropist Osman Kavala, but later in the day issued a new arrest warrant for Kavala over a failed 2013 coup.

    > The protests began to protect a small park in central Istanbul from being redeveloped as a shopping mall but grew into a wider protest movement across Turkey, challenging the authority of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was Turkey's prime minister at the time and is now Turkey's president.

    > An estimated 3.6 million people joined the Gezi Park protests, according to government estimates, and thousands were injured.

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  2. Failed 2013 coup??? Hmmm. 2015 maybe, but 2013 was a rather boring year.

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