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Marta Sömek
İstanbul - 2022
Battery of JinNews reporter Marta Sömek
Following the Justice Watch held in İstanbul’s Bağcılar Square on September 17, 2022 by the prisoners’ relatives for ill prisoners and prisoners with their execution halted, JinNews reporter Marta Sömek…
Emre Orman
İstanbul - 2022
Threat against Emre Orman during news follow-up
Police intervened against the protest march held in İstanbul’s Taksim on September 20, 2022 in response to the suspicious death of Mahsa Amini in police custody in Iran after she…
Hüsnü Ümit Avcı
Sivas - 2022
Battery of DHA reporter Hüsnü Ümit Avcı by police
Filming a fire that broke out in a four-storey building in Sivas, Demirören News Agency (DHA) reporters Arife Defne Arslan and Hüsnü Ümit Avcı were faced with police intervention. Avcı…
Arife Defne Arslan
Sivas - 2022
Battery of DHA reporter Arife Defne Arslan by police
Filming a fire that broke out in a four-storey building in Sivas, Demirören News Agency (DHA) reporters Arife Defne Arslan and Hüsnü Ümit Avcı were faced with police intervention. Avcı…
Barış Terkoğlu
İstanbul - 2022
Barış Terkoğlu – trial for “public insult” and “libel”
A lawsuit was filed against journalists Barış Terkoğlu and Can Bursalı and Independent Türkçe news website upon the criminal complaint of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s former lawyer Mustafa Doğan İnal…
Can Bursalı
İstanbul - 2022
Can Bursalı – trial for “public insult” and “libel”
A lawsuit was filed against journalists Barış Terkoğlu and Can Bursalı and Independent Türkçe news website upon the criminal complaint of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s former lawyer Mustafa Doğan İnal…
Fox TV
İstanbul - 2022
The censorship of Bekir Bozdağ’s press agent on FOX TV
Bilal Çetin, the press agent of Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ, censored FOX TV correspondent Yeşim Karacaoğlu at the Appeals Evaluation Meeting. Çetin told Karacaoğlu, “I ask you to not ask…
Faruk Eren
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of Faruk Eren
The police intervened against the press statement to be held ahead of the “Saturday Mothers” case to be heard at the İstanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan on September 21, 2022. Several…
Meral Danyıldız
İstanbul - 2022
Police intervention against Artı TV reporter Meral Danyıldız
The police intervened against the press statement to be held ahead of the “Saturday Mothers” case to be heard at the İstanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan on September 21, 2022. Covering…
Edanur Tanış
İstanbul - 2022
Police intervention against Medyascope reporter Edanur Tanış
The police intervened against the press statement to be held ahead of the “Saturday Mothers” case to be heard at the İstanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan on September 21, 2022. Covering…
Rojda Oğuz
Van - 2022
Rojda Oğuz – trial for “membership of a terrorist organization” and “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
Taken into custody on January 8, 2016 on the grounds that she had attended multiple protest demonstrations organized by the students of Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and held in pre-trial…
Rabia Önver
Van - 2022
Rabia Önver – trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
Charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” (as per the Article 7/2 of the Anti-Terror Law / TMK), JinNews reporter Rabia Önver had her first hearing at the Van 2nd…
Freedom of Expression Association
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to news on access block – Freedom of Expression Association
Three pieces of content on the website of the Freedom of Expression Association dated October 4, 2021, November 23, 2021 and January 14, 2022, were faced with an access block…
Doğan Ergün
Ankara - 2022
Lawsuit for damages against Doğan Ergün by an AKP MP
İleri Haber Editor-in-Chief İzel Sezer, in a social media message on September 16, 2022, announced that a lawsuit for damages was filed by AKP Ankara MP Ali İhsan Arslan against…
İzel Sezer
Ankara - 2022
Lawsuit for damages against İzel Sezer by an AKP MP
İleri Haber Editor-in-Chief İzel Sezer, in a social media message on September 16, 2022, announced that a lawsuit for damages was filed by AKP Ankara MP Ali İhsan Arslan against…
Halk TV
İstanbul - 2022
3 fines on Halk TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed a fine of program suspension for 5 times and a monetary fine by 5 percent on Halk TV on the grounds of…
Tuğrul Eryılmaz
İstanbul - 2022
The revocation of journalist Tuğrul Eryılmaz’s press card
The Communications Directorate affiliated with the Presidency of Turkey, with its decision dated September 2, 2022, revoked the permanent press card of journalist Tuğrul Eryılmaz and requested that Eryılmaz return…
Sultan Eylem Keleş
İstanbul - 2022
Sultan Eylem Keleş – trial for “insulting a public official” and “resisting to prevent fulfillment of duty”
Journalist Sultan Eylem Keleş was taken into custody during the protest of BİMEKS workers in front of Boğaziçi University campus in İstanbul. Eylem later faced a lawsuit for “insulting a…
Barış Yarkadaş
İstanbul - 2022
Criminal complaint against journalist Barış Yarkadaş
İYİ Party Secretary General Uğur Poyraz applied to the İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on September 7, 2022 and filed a criminal complaint against journalist and former Republican People’s Party…
Ferhat Çelik
Van - 2022
Ferhat Çelik – trial for “marking a counterterrorism official as a target”
Having reported that the prosecutor issuing a detention warrant against Servet Turgut and Osman Şiban, who had been thrown off a helicopter, later issued a detention warrant against the journalists…
İdris Yayla
Van - 2022
İdris Yayla – trial for “marking a counterterrorism official as a target”
Having reported that the prosecutor issuing a detention warrant against Servet Turgut and Osman Şiban, who had been thrown off a helicopter, later issued a detention warrant against the journalists…
Susma Platform
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to Susma Platform’s news on “access block”
Susma (Speak Up) Platform, in its list of “Access Blocks of the Week” dated November 2020, announced that an access block was imposed on the news regarding the allegations that…
General
2022
Profiling of 20 journalists, including TGS and DFG Chairs, by the Security Directorate
The Directorate General of Security Foreign Relations Department sent a file of profiling classified “top secret” to the Provincial Directorates of Security of Ağrı, Ankara, Antalya, Diyarbakır, Giresun, İstanbul, İzmir,…
Oktay Candemir
Van - 2022
Investigation against Oktay Candemir for “libel and insult”
The Van Metropolitan Municipality made a tender for renting vehicles on the occasion of President Erdoğan’s visit. The tender was given to Çetin Can, a former AKP executive, as per…
General
Şanlıurfa - 2022
Prevention of journalists from following the Justice Watch by police
The journalists who wanted to follow the Şenyaşar family’s Justice Watch were prevented by the police at the entrance of the Urfa Courthouse. Saying that taking pictures and videos was…
General
Diyarbakır - 2022
Censorship on newspapers for imprisoned journalists
As reported by Mezopotamya Agency (MA), Xwebûn newspaper editor Zeynel Abidin Bulut, in his letter from the Diyarbakır No. 2 High Security Prison, wrote that 16 journalists arrested in Diyarbakır…
Elif Bayburt
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of ETHA reporter Elif Bayburt
The families of prisoners wanted to make a press statement at Kartal Square in İstanbul. Not permitting the press statement, police officers moved journalists away from the area by force.…
Doğan Kaynak
İstanbul - 2022
Battery of MA reporter Doğan Kaynak by police
The families of prisoners wanted to make a press statement at Kartal Square in İstanbul. Not permitting the press statement, police officers moved journalists away from the area. They intervened…
Can Dündar
İstanbul - 2022
Investigation against Can Dündar on charge of “insulting the President of the Republic”
The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation against journalist Can Dündar on charges of “insulting the President of the Republic” (as per Article 299 of the Turkish Penal…
General
Ankara - 2022
Threat against journalists covering the investigation against Ünsal Ban
The press room at the Ankara Courthouse was raided by the police while the journalists covering the investigation launched against Ünsal Ban were in there. Police officers threatened journalists, warning…
Barış Terkoğlu
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to Barış Terkoğlu’s article
On the grounds of violation of personality rights, the İstanbul Anadolu 4th Criminal Judgeship of Peace, with its decision dated September 1, 2022 and numbered 2022/5763, imposed an access block…
General
Van - 2022
Death threat by police against journalists
Covering the march following the September 1 World Peace Day rally held by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Van, journalists were battered by the police. Police officers forced journalist…
Tuğçe Yılmaz
İstanbul - 2022
Harassment of bianet reporter Tuğçe Yılmaz by police
Covering the September 1 Peace Day events in İstanbul’s Kadıköy, bianet reporter Tuğçe Yılmaz was harassed by an undercover police officer. Yılmaz said that the officer squeezed her breast (September…
Erdinç Yılmaz
İstanbul - 2022
Police intervention against Halk TV reporter Erdinç Yılmaz
Covering the demolitions undertaken as part of urban transformation in Tokatköy, Halk TV reporter Erdinç Yılmaz was pushed and moved away by the police with shields (September 1).
Elif Bayburt
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of ETHA reporter Elif Bayburt
Ahead of the press conference to be held by the Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) at the Cezayir Conference Hall in İstanbul on August 29, 2022, Elif Bayburt, a…
Yavuz Selim Demirağ
Balıkesir - 2022
Investigation against journalist-writer Yavuz Selim Demirağ
On the grounds of the speeches that they made during the 5th Book Fair held in Balıkesir’s Edremit district on August 13-21, 2022, an investigation has been launched against Republican…
İbrahim Varlı
İstanbul - 2022
Investigation into BirGün Publishing Coordinator İbrahim Varlı’s ‘Islamists’ tweet
An investigation has been launched against İbrahim Varlı, the Publishing Coordinator of BirGün newspaper, on the grounds of his tweet where he wrote, “Islamists are cruel, Islamists are tyrants, there…
General
İstanbul - 2022
Police intervention against the journalists covering evictions due to urban transformation
In the morning hours of August 22, 2022, the police raided Tokatköy Neighborhood in İstanbul’s Beykoz, where a set of demolitions were underway as part of an urban transformation project.…
General
Ankara - 2022
Access block to news on AKP Erzurum MP
With the decision of the Ankara 1st Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated August 29, 2022 and numbered 2022/10228, an access block has been imposed on the news regarding the social…
diken.com.tr
Kahramanmaraş - 2022
Censorship on Diken’s “news on censorship” – News on fake court ruling
An access block has been imposed on the news report where Diken news website announced that an access block was imposed on its news where it revealed that a Diken…
Evrensel Daily
Aydın - 2022
Access block to Evrensel’s news report on “Köşk District Governor”
In Mezeköy village of Aydın’s Köşk district, District Governor Tuğba Polat forbade entries and exits to and from the village for 7 days in order to prevent protests against the…
Evrensel Daily
İstanbul - 2022
Press Advertisement Institution’s abolishment of Evrensel’s right to publish public ads
The Press Advertisement Institution (BİK) has completely abolished Evrensel newspaper’s right to publish public ads. In its notification to Evrensel, the BİK has justified the abolishment by citing the readers’…
Cumhuriyet Newspaper
İstanbul - 2022
Fine on Cumhuriyet newspaper’s news about Kavakçı
The Council of Personal Data Protection gave a fine on Cumhuriyet newspaper due to the news indicating that AKP İstanbul MP Ravza Kavakçı Kan was receiving two salaries. Cumhuriyet newspaper…
Semra Çelebi
İstanbul - 2014
Trial of Gazete Kadıköy Managing Editor Semra Çelebi – on charge of “insulting the Turkish flag”
Semra Çelebi, the Managing Editor of Gazete Kadıköy local newspaper based in İstanbul, was put on trial due to a social media post from two years ago on charge of…
Ebru Uzun Oruç
Rize - 2022
Armed attack on the Vice Chair of Progressive Journalists Association’s Rize Branch
Receiving threatening and insulting messages for doing vox pops about MHP Chair Devlet Bahçeli, “Sokak Kedisi” (Street Cat) YouTube channel’s owner and presenter Ebru Uzun Oruç was subjected to an…
General
Mardin - 2022
Broadcast ban on news regarding the accident in Mardin’s Derik
The Derik Criminal Judgeship of Peace gave a decision of broadcast ban on the news regarding the road accident that claimed the lives of 20 lives in Mardin’s Derik district.…
Sezgin Kesim
İstanbul - 2022
Investigation against Kısa Dalga Managing Editor Sezgin Kesim
Upon the criminal complaint of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s former lawyer Mustafa Doğan İnal, an investigation was launched against Kısa Dalga columnist Ersan Atar and Managing Editor Sezgin Kesim on…
Ersan Atar
İstanbul - 2022
Investigation against journalist Ersan Atar
Upon the criminal complaint of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s former lawyer Mustafa Doğan İnal, an investigation was launched against Kısa Dalga columnist Ersan Atar and Managing Editor Sezgin Kesim on…
diken.com.tr
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to news on cartoons about the President
The İstanbul 1st Criminal Judgeship of Peace imposed an access block on 10 news reports about AKP Chair and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and ruled for their deletion on the…
Tele 1
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on TELE1 by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) considered the financial support that TELE1 acquired through its website to be “illegal acquisition by collecting aid and grants from the audience” and…
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