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Aytaç Öztürk
Zonguldak - 2022
Detention of Pusula Newspaper’s reporter Aytaç Öztürk
Aytaç Öztürk, a reporter for the Zonguldak-based Pusula Newspaper, was detained from his house late at night on the grounds that he shared the news of Public Prosecutor Onur Özgül,…
Can Uğur
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of Can Uğur – allegation of “insulting the President of the Republic”
BirGün journalist Can Uğur was taken into custody on charge of “insulting the President of the Republic” at the İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport on January 18, 2022. Uğur was released…
Sedef Kabaş
İstanbul - 2022
Arrest of Sedef Kabaş
Journalist Sedef Kabaş, on a program that she attended on Tele1, said, “There is a very famous saying. ‘A crowned head becomes wiser.’ But we see that it is not…
Merdan Yanardağ
Mardin - 2020
Allegation of “violating the confidentiality of the investigation” – Merdan Yanardağ
Having reported on the arrest of nine people, including soldiers, in Mardin’s Nusaybin on charge of “bribery and smuggling of migrants”, journalists Ahmet Kanbal, Merdan Yanardağ and Murat Taylan were…
Ahmet Kanbal
Mardin - 2020
Allegation of “violating the confidentiality of the investigation” – Ahmet Kanbal
Having reported on the arrest of nine people, including soldiers, in Mardin’s Nusaybin on charge of “bribery and smuggling of migrants”, journalists Ahmet Kanbal, Merdan Yanardağ and Murat Taylan were…
Murat Taylan
Mardin - 2020
Allegation of “violating the confidentiality of the investigation” – Murat Taylan
Having reported on the arrest of nine people, including soldiers, in Mardin’s Nusaybin on charge of “bribery and smuggling of migrants”, journalists Ahmet Kanbal, Merdan Yanardağ and Murat Taylan were…
Sema Karakurt
Antalya - 2015
Sema Karakurt – trial for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”
Having covered the protests against the G20 Summit in Antalya province on November 15-16, 2015, Sema Karakurt, a former reporter for local Antalya Sokakları news website, and Eylem Sonbahar, a…
Eylem Sonbahar
Antalya - 2015
Eylem Sonbahar – trial for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”
Having covered the protests against the G20 Summit in Antalya province on November 15-16, 2015, Sema Karakurt, a former reporter for local Antalya Sokakları news website, and Eylem Sonbahar, a…
Etkin News Agency
Diyarbakır - 2022
Access block on ETHA
An access block has been imposed on the website of the Etkin News Agency (ETHA) by the decision of the Diyarbakır 4th Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated January 12, 2022…
Tuba Apaydın
İstanbul - 2022
Journalists detained during protest for Enes Kara – Tuba Apaydın
University students held a protest demonstration for Enes Kara, a university student who took his life due to the pressure that he had faced at the dorm of a religious…
Yadigar Aygün
İstanbul - 2022
Journalists detained during protest for Enes Kara – Yadigar Aygün
University students held a protest demonstration for Enes Kara, a university student who took his life due to the pressure that he had faced at the dorm of a religious…
Tele 1
Ankara - 2022
Access block to news on Enes Kara – Tele 1
Upon the application of Enes Kara’s father Mehmet Kara and with the decisions of the İskenderun 2nd Criminal Judgeship of Peace on January 13, 2022 and the Ankara 8th Criminal…
Halk TV
Ankara - 2022
Access block to news on Enes Kara – Halk TV
Upon the application of Enes Kara’s father Mehmet Kara and with the decisions of the İskenderun 2nd Criminal Judgeship of Peace on January 13, 2022 and the Ankara 8th Criminal…
Cumhuriyet Newspaper
Ankara - 2022
Access block to news on Enes Kara – Cumhuriyet
Upon the application of Enes Kara’s father Mehmet Kara and with the decisions of the İskenderun 2nd Criminal Judgeship of Peace on January 13, 2022 and the Ankara 8th Criminal…
Sol Haber
Ankara - 2022
Access block to news on Enes Kara – SoL
Upon the application of Enes Kara’s father Mehmet Kara and with the decisions of the İskenderun 2nd Criminal Judgeship of Peace on January 13, 2022 and the Ankara 8th Criminal…
BirGün
Ankara - 2022
Access block to news on Enes Kara – BirGün
Upon the application of Enes Kara’s father Mehmet Kara and with the decisions of the İskenderun 2nd Criminal Judgeship of Peace on January 13, 2022 and the Ankara 8th Criminal…
Hayri Demir
2022
Threat against Hayri Demir
Journalist Hayri Demir was threatened with death on social media on January 6, 2022. Demir said that he had filed a criminal complaint about similar threats before but the prosecutor’s…
Ferhat Çelik
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of Mezopotamya Agency Managing Editor Ferhat Çelik
On January 4, 2022, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Ferhat Çelik was detained over a news report published on the MA’s YouTube page. The warrant was issued by the Gaziantep…
Bekir Şahin
Gaziantep - 2021
Bekir Şahin – trial for “obtaining and publishing personal data illegally”
Gaziantep Yeni Çizgi newspaper executive Bekir Şahin was on trial on charge of “obtaining and publishing personal data illegally” on the grounds that he publicly posted a picture on social…
Emin Çapa
İstanbul - 2021
Criminal complaint by the BDDK – Emin Çapa
On the grounds that they had allegedly made manipulative statements on social media, the Banking Regulatory and Supervision Agency (BDDK) filed a criminal complaint against 26 accounts and people, including…
Alican Uludağ
İstanbul - 2021
Criminal complaint by the BDDK – Alican Uludağ
On the grounds that they had allegedly made manipulative statements on social media, the Banking Regulatory and Supervision Agency (BDDK) filed a criminal complaint against 26 accounts and people, including…
Sevilay Yılman
2021
Sevilay Yılman – investigation for “insulting a public official” and “libel”
Commenting on the videos posted by Sedat Peker on her two articles in Habertürk on May 27, 2021 and June 11, 2021, journalist Sevilay Yılman is facing an investigation on…
Fox TV
2021
Administrative fine on FOX TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has imposed an administrative fine on Fox TV on the grounds that the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) was degraded. It is known…
Halk TV
2021
Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has imposed an administrative fine on Halk TV on the grounds that former Minister of Treasury and Finance Berat Albayrak was degraded when…
Tele 1
2021
Administrative fine on TELE 1 TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has imposed an administrative fine on TELE1 over the remarks of retired admiral Türker Ertürk during the “Demokrasi Arenası” (Democracy Arena) program (December…
Buse Söğütlü
İstanbul - 2021
Buse Söğütlü – trial for “violating the Law no. 2911”, “resisting to prevent fulfilment of duty” and “damaging public property”
Journalist Buse Söğütlü is on trial along with 34 people on the grounds that she attended the March 8 Feminist Night March. Standing trial before the İstanbul 58th Criminal Court…
Cumhuriyet Newspaper
İstanbul - 2021
Lawsuit for damages by Demirören Media – Cumhuriyet Newspaper
Suing the journalists who reported on the loans it had received from the Ziraat Bank to finance its purchases in sectors such as media, games of chance and energy, the…
Hazal Ocak
İstanbul - 2021
Lawsuit for damages by Demirören Media – Hazal Ocak
Suing the journalists who reported on the loans it had received from the Ziraat Bank to finance its purchases in sectors such as media, games of chance and energy, the…
Ertürk Yılmaz
İzmir - 2021
Detention of Ertürk Yılmaz
Etkin News Agency (ETHA) İzmir correspondent Ertürk Yılmaz was detained in a police raid on his house in the morning hours on December 22, 2021. Seven people, including Yılmaz, were…
Ahmet Demir
2021
Physical attack on İHA reporter Ahmet Demir
During Habertürk TV broadcast, Muharrem Sarıkaya, the Ankara representative of Habertürk, slapped İhlas News Agency (İHA) Gaziantep reporter Ahmet Demir in the face while interviewing Fatma Şahin, the Metropolitan Mayor…
İskender Karaman
Hakkari - 2021
İskender Karaman – trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
A lawsuit has been filed against journalist İskender Karaman on the grounds that he allegedly “propagandized for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)” with his articles on Yüksekova Haber news website,…
Ender İmrek
İstanbul - 2021
Investigation against Ender İmrek
According to Ender İmrek’s Twitter post, the Bakırköy Prosecutor’s Office Special Crimes Bureau has launched an investigation against Ender İmrek, a columnist for daily Evrensel, who criticized the lack of…
Cihan Berk
Tunceli - 2021
Police prevention against Cihan Berk
As reported by PİRHA news agency on December 4, 2021, Cihan Berk, the Tunceli correspondent of the PİRHA who was interviewing a citizen in Dersim’s Nazımiye district, was prevented by…
Mimar Kaya
Hakkari - 2021
Detention of Mimar Kaya
Journalist Mimar Kaya, the Grant Holder of the Hakkari-based Colemêrg news website and İhlas News Agency (İHA) reporter, was taken into custody in Turkey’s Hakkari province after he had filmed…
Ferhat Çelik
Diyarbakır - 2021
Ferhat Çelik – allegation of “publicly provoking the public to hatred and hostility”
Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Ferhat Çelik faced an investigation launched by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office over the news report published by the MA regarding the gendarmerie’s interruption…
Mehmet Emin Kurnaz
İstanbul - 2021
Mehmet Emin Kurnaz – trial for “insult” and “insulting the President of the Republic”
BirGün newspaper’s political editor Mehmet Emin Kurnaz were put on trial on charges of “insulting a public official due to her/his duty” (Article 125 of the Turkish Penal Code /…
Yağmur Kaya
Ankara - 2021
Detention of journalists who wanted to cover “We cannot find shelter” protests – Yağmur Kaya
The young people who set out from İstanbul to attend the protest demonstration to be held by the “Barınamıyoruz” (We cannot find shelter) movement in Ankara on December 12, 2021…
Hilal Işık
Ankara - 2021
Detention of journalists who wanted to cover “We cannot find shelter” protests – Hilal Işık
The young people who set out from İstanbul to attend the protest demonstration to be held by the “Barınamıyoruz” (We cannot find shelter) movement in Ankara on December 12, 2021…
Nebiye Arı
Ankara - 2021
Detention of journalists who wanted to cover “We cannot find shelter” protests – Nebiye Arı
The young people who set out from İstanbul to attend the protest demonstration to be held by the “Barınamıyoruz” (We cannot find shelter) movement in Ankara on December 12, 2021…
Orhan Uğuroğlu
2021
Verbal attack on Orhan Uğuroğlu
Attending journalist Orhan Uğuroğlu’s program on Flash TV, Patriotic Party Chair Doğu Perinçek verbally attacked the journalist. Uğuroğlu asked his guest about the allegations of former National Intelligence Organization (MİT)…
Serkan Ocak
2021
Threat against Serkan Ocak
An Internet user threatened journalist Serkan Ocak, who posted a video on his social media account where Ordu Gürgentepe Mayor Yaşar Şahin was seen to be attempting to dissuade municipality…
Erol Önderoğlu
İstanbul - 2021
Police intervention against Erol Önderoğlu
Following the hearing of the trial held by the high criminal court over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from Saudi Arabia at the Consulate General of the country in…
Burak Şefkat
Hatay - 2021
Detention of Burak Şefkat
Journalist Burak Şefkat was detained with his house in Mersin raided by police after he reported on the allegations about a 2.5-billion-dollar dock planned to be constructed by the Tosyalı…
Hazar Dost
Antalya - 2021
Detention of Halk TV reporter Hazar Dost
halktv.com.tr news website’s reporter Hazar Dost was taken into custody in Antalya province. Dost was in Antalya to report on the beheading of a student at a dorm in the…
Ferhat Çelik
Kahramanmaraş - 2021
Ferhat Çelik summoned to give his statement
On September 20, 2020, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) published a news report titled “Dirt flows from the drinking water [tap] in Türkoğlu Prison” about the violations of rights in the Türkoğlu…
Sözcü Daily Newspaper
2021
Access block to Çiğdem Toker’s articles – Sözcü newspaper
Çiğdem Toker, a columnist for daily Sözcü, announced that an access block was imposed on her article regarding the Kocaeli tram line. Toker indicated that 118 news reports published in…
Doğan Ergün
İstanbul - 2021
Doğan Ergün – trial for “publicly insulting”, “unlawful disclosure of data obtained by recording non-public conversations between people in the press” and “libel”
A criminal complaint was filed against Doğan Ergün, the former Editor-in-Chief of İleri Haber news website, and İzel Sezer, the then Managing Director and the current Editor-in-Chief of İleri Haber,…
İzel Sezer
İstanbul - 2021
İzel Sezer – trial for “publicly insulting”, “unlawful disclosure of data obtained by recording non-public conversations between people in the press” and “libel”
A criminal complaint was filed against Doğan Ergün, the former Editor-in-Chief of İleri Haber news website, and İzel Sezer, the then Managing Director and the current Editor-in-Chief of İleri Haber,…
Öznur Değer
Ankara - 2021
Detention of Öznur Değer
The police intervened against the press statement to be held by the Ankara Labor and Democracy Forces in front of the Çankaya District Municipality with the slogan, “We cannot make…
Eylem Akdağ
Diyarbakır - 2021
Battery of two journalists – Eylem Akdağ
The gendarmerie and special operations police officers prevented the women who wanted to visit the Sisê Cemetery in Diyarbakır’s Lice on the occasion of November 25 International Day for the…
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