Provisional prison for 24 workers at the new airport in Istanbul for their protests

A Turkish court has sent 24 people to prisons who participated last week in labor protests at the new airport in Istanbul, one of the jewels in the crown of the development plans of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The governor of Istanbul reported Sunday the arrest of more than 400 people for the protests. Of these, 43 have appeared this Wednesday before a court that has decreed 19 measures of provisional freedom and 24 of imprisonment, according to the Turkish subsidiary of CNN.

The people who will remain in prison are accused of resistance to the authority, damage to public property and breach of the law that regulates the demonstrations, according to the information.

The workers of the airport have reported problems of food, habitability and job security in the works, which some unions have come to compare with a concentration camp. In February, the government acknowledged that 27 people had died since the start of work in 2015.

The airport is destined to become one of the largest in the world, with an estimated capacity of 90 million passengers per year.