The trial began by verifying the identities of the accused and acquainting them with their rights.
At the suggestion of the lawyer, the indictment was not read to them because they were already familiar with it, and all the accused stated that they understood the allegations of the indictment and that they were not guilty, RTS reports.
Turkey's Constitutional Court accepted an indictment seeking the closure of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), broadcaster CNN Türk has reported.
The top court conducted its first examination on June 21 and unanimously ruled for the acceptance of the indictment.
The indictment will be sent to the HDP for a preliminary defense.
The Humanitarian Law Centre NGO said in a report published on Friday that the pandemic slowed down war crimes investigations and trials that were already taking too long to complete in Serbia.
A state of emergency was imposed in Serbia from March 15 to May 6 2020, and war crimes trials resumed at the end of May under special protective measures.
Courthouses in Turkey will start using thermal cameras at their entrances to screen for fevers to prevent anyone potentially infected with the coronavirus from entering the premises, Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül said on May 29 as the country's judiciary is set to resume its work as part of its normalization phase.
As Angela Griep, a spokesperson for The Hague tribunal, told "Politico", the statutory deadline for confirming or rejecting the indictment is six months.
This means, according to the newspaper, that the names of the indictees will be known no later than August, after which the trials on the confirmed indictments will be scheduled.