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Turkey: Infringements of Press Freedom June 2019

Turkey: Infringements of Press Freedom June 2019


5 newspaper employees have been sentenced to Özgürlükçü Demokrasi trial

28. June 19, 2019 – On the listening to Özgürlükçü Demokras '14 staff' ultimate hearing on terrorist fees was held at the 23rd Excessive Legal Courtroom in Istanbul,

Journalists Mehmet Ali Çelebi and Reyhan Hacıoğlu and publisher İhsan Yaşar have been the subject of litigation since April 2018. All 14 defendants have been accused of "membership of a terrorist group," "Publication of terrorist groups" and "dissemination of terrorist group propaganda". The Kurdish newspaper Özgürlükçü Demokrasi was founded from the ashes of Özgür Gündem, which was closed in August 2016 in an emergency. However in March 2017, Özgürlükçü Demokras headquarters attacked the police, and the newspaper was additionally closed shortly after the decree.

At the end of the listening to, the Courtroom condemned journalists Hicran Urun, Reyhan Hacıoğlun, and İshak Yasul "to help a terrorist organization without being a member" and gave everybody imprisonment for 3 years, 1 month, and 15 days. Yasul was also given one yr, 6 months and 22 days for "propaganda". Mehmet Ali Çelebi was additionally sentenced to "assist a terrorist organization without being a member" and was sentenced to 3 years' imprisonment and 9 months

The courtroom decided to release Hacıoğlu, Çeleb and Yaşar through the attraction course of, making an allowance for the interval of imprisonment they used in the trial. Nevertheless, Çeleb was not expected to be launched immediately as a result of a previous judgment in another case

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Classes : Felony expenses / fines

Supply of infringement : courtroom / courtroom

.Org editor Ali Ergin Demirhan was briefly arrested [19659012] 28. June 2019 – Sendika.Org Editor Ali Ergin Demirhan was taken underneath police supervision in Istanbul, the reporter stated by way of a Twitter account. Demirhan was taken to the Aksaray police station. His arrest was based mostly on an ongoing investigation into the allegation that Demirhan "violated the president" within the subject of social media. Demirhan was launched after his statement within the Istanbul courtroom

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Classes : Penalties / fines

Supply of infringement : Courtroom / Legal

The trial of journalist Haydar Ergül was suspended till December

28. June 2019 – trial of Haydar Ergül, editor of the magazine Demokratik Modernite, and 18 other "members of a terrorist group". Istanbul's 22nd Excessive Courtroom, P24 studies. This was the ninth hearing on the matter. The courtroom decided to release the arrested defendants Eşref Yaşar, Ayşegül Turhan, Mustafa Elma, Münevver İlingi and Aysel Diler and suspended the trial till 26 December 2019.

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Constitutional Courtroom Guidelines on Violation of Rights in Deniz Yücel's Software

28. June 2019 – Constitutional Courtroom issued its verdict on behalf of former Turkish correspondent, German correspondent. Die Welt, who remained within the pre-trial prison in Turkey for one yr earlier than being launched by a courtroom ruling in February 2018.

28. In its judgment of 28 Might 2019, revealed on 28 June 2019 for a courtroom official on the website, the second department of the co-operation jury thought-about that Yücel's pre-trial detention violated his rights to non-public liberty and security, as enshrined in Article 19 of the Structure, as well as the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of the press. Articles 26 and 28.

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Supply of infringement : courtroom / courtroom [1965901]] Judgment of the Turkish Constitutional Courtroom within the case of Ahmet Altan and 13 others

26. June 19, 2019 – Constitutional Courtroom plenary rulings on selections of 3 Might 2019 rejecting particular person purposes on behalf of imprisoned journalists Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıck and former Cumhuriyet staff, including Murat Sabuncu and Ahmet Şık

All nine in 2016 and The appliance submitted in 2017 claimed that the arrest of applicants was a violation of their proper to liberty and security, freedom of expression and freedom of the press.

The Courtroom's judgments have been revealed on 26 June 2019 on the Courtroom's official website. In the judgments on rejected purposes, it was briefly said that "the evaluations made by the investigating authorities and the decisions taken by the courts concerning [the journalists’] arrests could not be considered arbitrary and unjustified".

In the petition of Ahmet Altan, President Zühtü Arslan of the Constitutional Courtroom, Vice President Engin Yıldırım and three other judges disagreed with the bulk. All five judges believed that the arrest of Altan violated his rights to freedom and security, freedom of expression and freedom of the press.

The Plenary Session of the Constitutional Courtroom rejected the two hearings on 2 and three Might. Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak, who’s Altan's co-sponsor, purposes, Akın Atalay, Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet kık and six former Cumhuriyet Basis leaders, including Önder Çelik and Musa Kart. The judgments of 26 June revealed that the plenary had decided that the appliance by Ahmet applicationık was inadmissible.

The Excessive Courtroom had discovered violations of rights by journalists Kadri Gürsel, Murat Aksoy and Ali Bulaç.

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Categories : Penalties / fines

Supply of the offense : Courtroom / Legal

Prosecutor seeks as much as 15 years in jail for Jin News reporter


Canözer and his lawyer Resul Tamur have been current at the listening to.

The prosecutors then made a ultimate statement asking as much as 15 persons to imprison Canözer for a "terrorist group membership" based mostly on four witnesses' testimony

The prosecutors then made their ultimate statement. 19659003] The courtroom postponed the trial when Canözer's request for additional time to organize his defense statement in response to the prosecutor's last statement

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003] Supply of the offense : courtroom / legal [19659011] Ahmet Altan's trial in the 2009 column was suspended till September

25. June Three, 2019 – Third hearing in a trial the place Ahmet Altan, a jailed author and journalist, accused him of doing Taraf, now lost in 2009, was held at the first occasion of the second felony courtroom of the Anatolia Courtroom House in Istanbul, P24 reported.

Altania accused of "attempting to influence a fair trial" and "violating the" confidentiality of the investigation "within the case of a grievance lodged by former Sakarya police chief Faruk Ünsal

Appointed Siliva to the prison courtroom, where he stayed in jail since September 2016, Alta requested for release. In the interlocutory proceedings, the Courtroom decided to ask Ankara's first civil courtroom, which initially rejected the reimbursement document, from the original file and suspended the proceedings until 5 September 2019.


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Response by Boltan, a journalist and trade union activist, "offensive to the president"

21. June 2019 – Diyarbakır Chief Prosecutor's Workplace has been pressured by Hakkı Boltan, a consultant of the Journal Initiative (ÖGİ), stories Gazete Karınca, an internet news website. Boltan faces a lawsuit accusing "of violating the president" and "violating a public official."

The accusation is accused of Boltan's remarks in a public assertion he gave to Kurdish Rohat Aktaş, former President of Azadiya Welat, who was murdered in a cellar in a building in Cizre in 2016. Boltan has a maximum of 6 years in each instances

in the Boltan trial the first hearing will happen on 14 November 2019 in 12 legal proceedings. Diyarbakır.

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Source of Bribery : Courtroom / Authorized

Prosecutor is looked for Yeni Yaşam CEO

20 . June, 2019 – Osman Akı Yaşam, journalist at Kurdishen's chief government, first appeared within the courtroom of Istanbul on his trial of "sequentially spreading terrorist propaganda". Yeni Yaşam was launched a couple of months after the police rejected the Ozgürlükçü Demokras in March 2018 and was formally abolished a number of weeks later by decree.

Akınia is accused of current newspaper protection of starvation strikes in prisons, P24 studies. He participated within the listening to of Istanbul's 28th High Felony Courtroom together with his lawyer Özcan Kılıç. Akın refused the accusations and asked for judgment.

The prosecutor requested Akınia to condemn "systematic dissemination of propaganda" on the idea of two newsletters. By giving extra time to protection, the Courtroom suspended the trial till 22 October 2019.

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Supply of Infringement : Courtroom / Authorized

Journalist Canan Coşkun's Freedom of Violation

June 20, 2019 – Reporter Canan Coşkun appeared at the Courtroom of First Instance of Istanbul's 40th Felony Proceedings At a second listening to within the trial "Violation of the President", P24 reported

Coşkun, a former journalist with Cumhuriyet day by day, was testing a publication dated 27.11.2015 entitled "Erdoğan buyurdu, gazete cilik tutuklandı" (Erdoğan ordered, journ Alism was arrested) the place he informed Cumhuriyet's former editor-in-chief of the arrests of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül of Ankara.

Abbas Yalçın, Coşkun's lawyer, harassed that the matter had been left over

The decide decided, at the end of the hearing, to launch his sentence

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Source of the infringement : Courtroom / Courtroom

Preserved ETHA Staff

19 June 2019 – 5 Staff of the Etkin Information Agency (EMHA), detained on 15 June as part of a weekly newspaper Supplementary Research, released Mezopotamya Agency. 19659003] 5 ETHA staff belonged to a gaggle of 14 members, including those of the Socialist Celebration (ESP), who have been arrested as part of the investigation. All 14 members who had been arrested for "encouraging the public to hatred and hostility" have been referred to the Istanbul Courtroom on 19 June 2019 for his or her opinion to the prosecutor

. Judging the Felony Regulation after Their Testimony

The jury decided to launch İsminaz Temel, Havvan Cuştan, Serdal Işık, Deniz Bakır, Ozancan Sarı, Gülçin Aykul and Mehmet Acettin, however banned all seven. Şahin Tümüklü, Ezgi Bahçeci, İlknur Çetin, Özge Doğan, Zeynep Güler Gerçek, Yaren Tuncer and Hüseyin İldan should report to the closest police station once each 15 days, along with being forbidden to journey overseas.

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Arrest / Detention / Interrogation

Source of Violation: Police / State Security

The President's attraction was suspended

19. June 2019 – A lawsuit towards a author and journalist Ahmet Altan, re-launched in the tenth legal proceedings of the Anatolian Courtroom of Justice in Istanbul, P24.

Forgotten former president complained to Süleyman Demirel, a lawsuit is looking for Altan's punishment for "not publishing correction and rejection" in an article in 2010 that has closed the Taraf newspaper "Ölüm babanın emri" (Dying is a father's command). Demirel turned his nickname "father", especially during his political career as his supporters.

The courtroom discovered that some of the prosecutors of the prosecutor, Süleyman Demirel, haven’t been reported. Alta and her lawyer informed the courtroom that they might not make any statements at this stage. The courtroom decided to inform Demirel's heirs before the commencement of the trial and droop the trial till 30 October 2019.

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Source of the infringement : courtroom / legal

“Taraf MGK Report” was suspended until September

19. June 2019 – Proceedings of former journalist Mehmet Baransu of the methodical Taraf newspaper and Murat Şevki Çoban, former answerable for paper, began, P24 reviews.

Baransu and Çoba accused of "obtaining state security documents", publishing paperwork associated to state safety "and" disclosure of paperwork of the National Intelligence Agency ", a news report published in November 2013 entitled" Gülen & # 39; i bitirme kararı 2004 & # 39; you MGK "da alındı". The closure of Gülen was made by the National Safety Committee in 2004). Both have a attainable imprisonment of 25 to 52 years

Baransu, who has been imprisoned for greater than three years in courtroom, was taken from the Silivri Prison to attend the 19th session underneath the supervision of the Courtroom of Justice in Anatolia's 10th High Felony Courtroom. He advised the courtroom that he had been charged and released for the same purpose and requested for the case to be rejected. He also argued that the current determination of the Supreme Courtroom of Attraction, which rejected the case towards the journalist Erdem Gül because of the expiration of the time restrict for urgent funds, ought to create a precedent on this matter.

The courtroom decided to ship the file to the prosecutor to organize the final assertion and suspend the trial till 24 September 2019.

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Classes : Penalties / Fines / Judgments

Source of Infringement : Courtroom / Legal

Harun Çümen Remains Behind the Beam on the third Listening to

19. June 2019 – Third listening to in the trial of journalist Harun Çümen, formerly chargeable for the closure of the Zaman newspaper, held at the 32nd High Courtroom of Justice in Istanbul, P24 reviews.

Çümen is one of 4 accused individuals and he is accused of "membership of a terrorist group." Two Çümen respondents have been present within the Chamber when Çümen addressed the courtroom in Balıkesir prison, the place he was imprisoned for over a yr.

The chairman requested Çümen concerning the digital crime report, which said that Çümen's telephone had messages concerning the plan to go away the nation.

Çümen dismissed the claim in the report and requested the discharge of the trial.

Continuation of Çümen's arrest. In the interim proceedings, the courtroom ordered the continuation of Çümen's arrest and suspended the proceedings till 18 July 2019.

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Classes : Penalties / Fines / Judgments

Supply of Infringement : Courtroom / Authorized

The trial of journalists arrested on the Özgür Gündem monitor was suspended

19. June 22, 2019 – Experiment with 22 journalists hidden and detained on the Ozgür Gündem newspaper workplace through the 2016 police rally "And continues to oppose officials" at the Fifth Legal Courtroom in Istanbul, P24 studies

Özcan Kılıç, representative of several respondents, requested the return of materials seized by the Beyoğlu County Police Department. . Kılıç stated: “Through the monitor, both TV sets have been in the air and the police digital camera saved. Police have İMC TV footage. We ask you to evaluation this material earlier than making a choice. "

After saying the interim determination at the finish of the listening to, the courtroom determined to inquire concerning the Beyoğlu County Police Department and to request an urgent response as to the place the seized materials are presently out there. To attend for the execution of the arrest warrants of accused Amine Demirkıran, Günay Aksoy, Bayram Balcı and Ersin Çaks, the courtroom suspended the trial until 5 November 2019.

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Source of Infringement : Courtroom / Courtroom [1965901]] Prosecutor is required to persuade provider to Ataka Sönmez

18. June 2019 – Atakan Sönmez, former head of the web publication Cumhuriyet, appeared before the 13th Excessive Felony Courtroom in Istanbul in the course of the third hearing "Dissemination of Terrorist Organization propaganda."

Sönmez is accused of having a Cumhuriyet website overlaying Turkey's 2018 army operation in Afrin, Syria. He attended the hearing alongside his lawyer, Buket Yazıcı.

In his last assertion on the matter which that they had put ahead in the course of the hearings between the courtrooms, the prosecutor asked Sönmez to condemn "the successive dissemination of terrorist propaganda".

Yazıcı, a lawyer at Sönmez, stated that they had simply acquired the final assertion on the day of the listening to, and asked for extra time to organize the ultimate protection assertion. On the time of the request, the courtroom suspended the trial until 19 July 2019.

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Source of the offense : courtroom / legal

Editor Ozan Kaplanoğlu was released on trial

15. June 20, 2019 – Ozan Kaplanoğlu, online news agency, sent to jail on the finish of Might, was launched on trial, Mezopotamya Agency announced

Kaplanoğlu was imprisoned after the appellate confirmed the journalist's conviction for "president's violation". He was sent to jail on Might 31 to serve the remaining 11 months in jail. Kaplanoğlu had stayed in courtroom for 3 months in 2017

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Gazeteci Ozan Kaplanoğlu tahliye edildi [19659003] Classes : Legal fees / fines / judgments

Source of the offense : Courtroom / Courtroom

The Courtroom issues a ban on Adil Demirc

15. June 2019 – Worldwide journey ban of the Turkish-German supplier Adil Demirc has been lifted, Deutsche Welle stated.

Demirci, a Etkin news company (ETHA), a German-based provider and translator, is one of the respondents within the ongoing trial of terrorist fees supervised by the Istanbul Courtroom. He stayed in courtroom for 10 months as half of a trial earlier than being launched in February for a travel ban.

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Classes : Felony costs / fines / judgments

Supply of the offense : Courtroom / Courtroom [1965901] Police Offensive ETHA Workplaces 7 have been arrested

15. June 2019 – Police attacked the office of the Etkin News Company (ETHA) in Istanbul, based mostly on a courtroom ruling that further info from the weekly Atılmi newspaper revealed by "Istanbul Istanbul Sokakta" (Istanbul Streets) may be raised from newsstands. 5 ETH employees and two others have been arrested in the course of the interview

The technical work on the supplement revealed through the upcoming re-evaluation of the mayor's election in Istanbul on 23 June was achieved on the EMEA office. The rationale for publishing the publication is that it incorporates allegations that "hurt the president" and "encourage public unrest".

Police seized ETHA's suppliers and suppliers of cell phones in the course of the search. more than 4 hours. At the end of the search, the police seized all memory cards and sim playing cards, the agency's server, 11 computer systems, three onerous drives, seven notebooks, five cameras and six cell phones for forensic analysis. The police additionally examined all of the books within the agency's library. Access to the Company's website was also banned through the monitor.

ETHA was unable to send stories for hours on Saturday because the police seized all of the company's digital units

The police then took ETHA's employees to İsminaz Temel, Serdal Işık, Havva Cuştan, Mehmet Acettin and Ozancan Sarı. In addition, Deniz Bakır, adviser to the Central Committee of the Socialist Get together (ESP), was arrested, and Gülçin Aykul, an worker of the Ceylan publications, each visited the ETHA workplace as visitors. All seven have been taken to the Istanbul police station. The explanations for the detention weren’t revealed. The report discovered that the investigation had been topic to a confidentiality order.

All seven are anticipated to reach to the prosecutor after a four-day detention period on 19 June

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Supply of Bribery : Police / State Security [19659011] The Sözcü trial was suspended until September

14. June 2019 – The trial of nine staff at Sözcü responded "knowingly and willingly to assist an armed terrorist organization without its member" with Istanbul's 37th High Felony Courtroom (P24).

Gökmen Ulu, Mediha Olgun, Yonca Yücekaleli, Metin Yılmaz, Mustafa Cetin, Necati Doğru, Yücel Arı and protection legal professionals have been current at the eighth hearing. Veterinarian Emin Çölaşan addressed the courtroom by means of the video convention system at Ankara Courtroom Courtroom.

Yücekaleli and Çetin requested for extra time for their last defense reviews in response to the prosecutor's remaining assertion, which was submitted earlier than the earlier session. The remaining of the defendants gave their last defenses, rejected the accusations and requested for launch.

The legal professionals representing the defendants also requested the continuation of last defense statements. In the interim proceedings, the courtroom granted additional time and suspended the proceedings till Four September 2019.

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Luokat : Rikosoikeudelliset maksut / rangaistukset / tuomiot

Rikkomuksen lähde : tuomioistuin / oikeudellinen

Armenian-turkkilaisen toimittajan Hrant Dinkin murhien jatkaminen

13. kesäkuuta 2019 – Armenian-turkkilaisen kaksikielisen viikoittaisen Agosin perustaja ja päätoimittaja Hrant Dinkin murhaan syyllistyneiden tiedustelupalveluntarjoajien, santarmisten ja lainvalvontaviranomaisten oikeudenkäyntiä jatkettiin 11. kesäkuuta klo Istanbulin 14. korkein rikostuomioistuin

Dink murhattiin 19. tammikuuta 2007 EU: n ulkopuolella Agosin viikoittaiset toimistot Istanbulissa. Seitsemäntoista-vuotias Ogün Samast oli ampunut kolme laukausta Dinkin päähän taaksepäin pistepistealueella.

Dinkin murhaa koskeva tapaus on ollut käynnissä vuodesta 2007 lähtien monilla käänteillä ja käänteillä. 5 witnesses, together with former Istanbul Governor and Inside Minister Muammer Güler, testified in the course of the three-day listening to – the 93rd because the start of the trial.

Güler, one of the important thing names in the investigation who appeared earlier than the courtroom for the primary time during your complete trial on 12 June, denied having acquired any request from intelligence models to grant Dink safety. He stated that the Istanbul Police Division was investigating the topic and only one intelligence report out of 20 composed by the Trabzon Police a few plot to murder Dink was sent to the Istanbul Police.

Speaking on his meeting with dink that befell on 24 February 2004 at the Istanbul Governorship, Güler stated it had no relation with the homicide.

The courtroom determined to send digital camera footage outdoors the Agos newspaper workplace on the homicide day to the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), for the footage to be matched with the defendants in the case. Additionally they determined to wait on the response to the request to have Nationwide Intelligence Organization (MİT) staff testify in the trial. The trial was adjourned till Four-5-6 September 2019.

The case is seen as a landmark trial towards impunity in unsolved murders of journalist involving the state.


Classes: Dying / Killing

Source of violation: Unknown

Yeniçağ columnist Demirağ imprisoned, released on probation

13 June 2019 – Yavuz Selim Demirağ, a vocal columnist for the right-wing nationalist Yençağ newspaper, was admitted to a prison in Ankara on 13 June 2019 to serve an 11 month and 20-day sentence, day by day Cumhuriyet reported. The sentence had been given on the cost of “insulting a public official” in a case filed upon a grievance by President Erdoğan.

Demirağ’s sentence was upheld by an appellate courtroom in April, making it remaining. Demirağ, who surrendered to the Ayaş Jail, was released on probation the same day around midnight.


Categories: Felony Fees / Fines / Sentences

Source of violation: Courtroom / Judicial

Semiha Şahin, Pınar Gayıp launched beneath house arrest

13 June 2019 – The fifth hearing in the trial of Etkin Information Agency (ETHA) journalists Semiha Şahin and Pınar Gayıp, who’ve been in pre-trial detention in the Bakırköy Ladies’s Prison since April 2018, happened in an Istanbul courtroom.

23rd High Felony Courtroom of Istanbul, ruled at the finish of the hearing to launch each Şahi n and Gayıp on home arrest after 14 months in detention on remand, P24 reported.

Şahin and Gayıp are on trial on account of their journalistic work and their social media posts. They are accused of “membership in a terrorist group” and “disseminating propaganda for a terrorist group.”

The journalists have been delivered to the courtroom in handcuffs by the gendarmerie. They both requested to be released from prison and acquitted at the end of the trial. The prosecution requested the courtroom to rule for the continuation of Şahin and Gayıp’s detention.

In its interim ruling on the end of the hearing, the panel ruled to release Şahin and Gayıp from jail but determined to put them beneath house arrest. The courtroom set 15 October 2019 because the date for the subsequent listening to.


Categories: Felony Costs / Fines / Sentences

Source of violation: Courtroom / Judicial

Çağdaş Erdoğan’s trial adjourned until September

13 June 2019 – Photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan’s trial on terrorism-related expenses resumed on the 33rd High Felony Courtroom of Istanbul, P24 reported.

This was the sixth hearing in the case. Erdoğan’s legal professionals requested further time. Accepting the legal professionals’ request, the courtroom adjourned the trial till 5 September 2019.


Classes: Legal Costs / Fines / Sentences

Source of violation: Courtroom / Judicial

Azadiya Welat staff including murdered editor-in-chief face investigation

12 June 2019 – An investigation was launched into 27 staff of the shuttered Kurdish-language every day Azadiya Welat, together with Rohat Aktaş, who was the former editor-in-chief of the paper earlier than he was murdered in Cizre in 2016, Mezopotamya Agency reported. The Diyarbakır-based newspaper solely revealed in Kurdish was closed down in October 2016 by a state of emergency decree.

Aside from Aktaş, the investigation additionally targets writer Ramazan Ölçen, managing editor İsmail Çoban and journalists Bişar Durgut, Emrah Kelekçiler, Mehmet Çetin Altun, Melek Bozan, Rojhat Bilmez, Zafer Tüzün and Zeynel Abidin Bulut.

Six journalists and 3 former staff gave their statements on the Diyarbakır Counter-Terrorism Bureau (TEM) on the fees of “disseminating propaganda for a terrorist organization” and “terrorist organization membership.”

The lawyer representing the journalists, Resul Temur, stated the police advised him that they are aware Aktaş was deceased. After the demise of Aktaş, ongoing trials towards the journalist have been dropped.


Classes: Felony Fees / Fines / Sentences

Source of violation: Courtroom / Judicial

Lawsuit towards Çiğdem Toker filed by postal company rejected

11 June 2019 – A lawsuit filed towards journalist Çiğdem Toker by Turkey’s postal service firm PTT resumed on the Ankara 20th Civil Courtroom of First Occasion. The PTT was in search of TL 50,000 in non-pecuniary damages within the lawsuit over a column Toker wrote in April 2018 for the Cumhuriyet every day.

At the hearing, the courtroom ultimately rejected the defamation case, by which the PTT claimed that Toker’s column “tarnished the company’s reputation,” P24 reported. The courtroom dominated that the circumstances requiring a lawsuit were not shaped.


Classes: Felony Fees / Fines / Sentences

Supply of violation: Courtroom / Judicial

Journalist Ayşe Düzkan launched on probation

11 June 2019 – Journalist Ayşe Düzkan, who was handed down an 18-month prison sentence and jailed in January for collaborating in the “substitute editor-in-chief” marketing campaign to point out solidarity with the now-defunct pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem newspaper, was launched from the Eskişehir Ladies’s Jail.

Düzkan was released on probation after serving 130 days in jail. Düzkan’s daughter Haziran introduced her mom’s launch by way of her Twitter account.


Categories: Legal Costs / Fines / Sentences

Source of violation: Courtroom / Judicial

Prosecutor objects to appellate courtroom choice in Seda Taşkın case

5 June 2019 – The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Workplace has objected to the decision rendered by the appellate courtroom in the case of journalist Seda Taşkın, online information website Gazete Karınca reported on 5 June.

At the end of the attraction listening to of Taşkın’s trial on 15 Might, the 6th Felony Chamber of the Erzurum Regional Courtroom of Justice had acquitted the journ alist of “aiding a terrorist organization without being its member” whereas giving her a deferred prison sentence of 1 yr, 11 months and 10 days on the cost of “disseminating propaganda for a terrorist organization.”

On 30 Might, the chief public prosecutor’s office objected to the appellate courtroom’s ruling, saying the acquittal was “in violation of the law and procedural code.”


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Categories: Legal Costs / Fines / Sentences

Supply of violation: Courtroom / Judicial

Nurcan Baysal briefly detained

Three June 2019 – Journalist and columnist Nurcan Baysal was taken into custody within the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, online news web site Bianet reported. After being delivered to the anti-terror branch of the Diyarbakır Police Department where she gave her assertion, Baysal was released the same day.

Baysal later announced by way of her Twitter account that she was detained as half of an investigation into the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) on the allegation of “terrorist group membership.”


Nurcan Baysal’a ‘terör örgütü üyeliği’ iddiasıyla gözaltı

Categories: Felony Fees / Fines / Sentences

Source of violation: Courtroom / Judicial

Journalist Hayri Demir faces one other legal case

1 June 2019 – Journalist Hayri Demir will probably be standing trial in a newly opened case the place he is dealing with between 7.5 and 18 years of imprisonment if convicted.

Demir announced the news of the new trial on 1 June by way of his Twitter acc ount. He stated that the accusations in the new file stemmed from his journalistic work from the years 2015 and 2016 and his social media posts — notably one where he shared an previous information piece for which he stood trial and was convicted.


Classes: Legal Costs / Fines / Sentences

Source of violation: Courtroom / Judicial