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Işıl Özgentürk
İstanbul - 2017
Cumhuriyet Newspaper columnist Işıl Özgentürk – “publicly degrading a section of the public on the ground of religion”
At the last hearing of the prosecution held on 20 December 2018, İstanbul 2. Assize Criminal Court found Cumhuriyet Newspaper columnist and journalist Işıl Özgentürk guilty on “publicly degrading a…
Ersin Çaksu
İstanbul - 2017
Özgürlükçü Demokrasi Editor-in-chief Ersin Çaksu – The trial for “Degrading Turkish Nation, State of Turkish Republic, the Organs and Institutions of the State”
On October 12, 2017, the 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance of İstanbul sentenced former editor for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi Harun Epli and former editor-in-chief of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, Ersin Çaksu to…
Elif Çetiner
İstanbul - 2018
The detention of Mezopotamya Agency managing editor Elif Çetiner
Mezopotamya News Agency Managing director Elif Çetiner and the news agency’s reporter Melike Ceyhan have been taken into custody in Hacı Ahmet Neighborhood of Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district while covering news…
Melis Alphan
İstanbul - 2017
The trial against Melis Alphan for “insult”
Melis Alphan penned a news article based on Mehmet Ali Hatemi’s accusations against his mother, lawyer Kezban Hatemi. Upon Kezban Hatemi’s criticism she shared a post saying “This woman is…
Barış Pehlivan
İstanbul - 2017
Access block on 15 news article including the book, titled “Mahrem/Gizli Belgelerde Türkiye’nin Sırları” by Barış Terkoğlu and Barış Pehlivan
İstanbul 1st Criminal Judgeship of Peace had ruled access block on the book titled “Mahrem/Gizli Belgelerde Türkiye’nin Sırları” published by Kırmızı Kedi Publishing House including, many social media account, sales…
Hacı Boğatekin
Adıyaman - 2015
The Constitutional Court Decision – Hacı Boğatekin
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the application made by Hacı Boğatekin due to his conviction of “insult” for the article titled “WC Meydan Muharebesi” is inadmissible on the ground that…
Hacı Boğatekin
Adıyaman - 2015
Hacı Boğatekin – Trail for “Insult”
Journalist Hacı Boğatekin was given a judicial fine of 7,080 TL for the “insult” due to the article titled “WC Meydan Muharebesi” published on the website of www.gergerfirat.com in 2015,…
Aziz Özer
2008
Aziz Özer – Trial for “propagandising for a terrorist organisation”
Aziz Özer, owner of Yeni Dünya İçin Çağrı newspaper, has been given a 15-month of imprisonment for “propagandising for a terrorist organisation” in 2008 due to his article entitled “Kürt Sorunu,…
BirGün
İstanbul - 2020
Advertisement ban due to two articles on Red Crescent
The Press Advertisement Institution (BİK) has cut the public ads of BirGün newspaper over two separate news reports about the Turkish Red Crescent. The daily has been fined for two…
Ülke TV
İstanbul - 2020
RTÜK’s decision to suspend program due to Sevda Noyan’s remark
During a program on May 8, Sevda Noyan, a pro-government media figure, stated “July 15 [2016 military coup attempt] stuck in our gizzard. We couldn’t do what we wanted. We were…
Cumhuriyet Newspaper
İstanbul - 2020
Advertisement Ban to Cumhuriyet Newspaper due to the news on Fahrettin Altun’s rental land
The Press Advertisement Institution has decided to cut the ads of Cumhuriyet Newspaper for 35 days – in other words halted the advertisement income of the newspaper- due to the…
Sabiha Temizkan
İstanbul - 2020
The case against journalist Sabiha Temizkan – “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has issued an indictment against journalist Sabiha Temizkan over her tweet “Makhmour camp has been taken over by ISIS…” which she posted six years ago.…
Görkem Kınacı
İstanbul - 2020
Investigation due to the article titled “Makus Kaderden Kaçış Yok” – Görkem Kınacı
Chief Editor of Evrensel daily, Görkem Kınacı was called to testify over a column titled “Makus Kaderden Kaçış Yok” [There is No Escape from the Ill Fate] dated 5 May…
Fatih Polat
İstanbul - 2020
Investigation due to the article titled “Makus Kaderden Kaçış Yok” – Fatih Polat
Editor-in-chief of Evrensel daily, Fatih Polat was called to testify over a column titled “Makus Kaderden Kaçış Yok” [There is No Escape from the Ill Fate] dated 5 May 2020,…
Evrensel Daily
2020
Advertisement Ban to Evrensel newspaper
The Press Advertising Agency (BİK) imposed a five-day public ad ban on Evrensel daily over İhsan Çaralan’s article titled “Hükümet vatandaşına şehit olmayı vaat eder mi?” [Do states promise martyrdom to their citizens?]…
Al Arabiya
Ankara - 2020
Access ban to Al Arabiya
An access ban was imposed on Independent Türkçe’s website on April 19 by the Information Technologies Board, and it was later found out that access to 18 websites based in Saudi Arabia,…
sabq.org
Ankara - 2020
Access ban to sabq.org Ankara
An access ban was imposed on Independent Türkçe’s website on April 19 by the Information Technologies Board, and it was later found out that access to 18 websites based in Saudi Arabia,…
Esra Solin Dal
Diyarbakır - 2018
Detention of Esra Solin Dal
Journalists Abdurrahman Gök, Esra Solin Dal and Lezgin Akdeniz (Mezopotamya news agency), Semiha Alankuş (Yeni Yaşam newspaper), Cihan Ölmez and Mehmet Akdoğan have been taken into custody as part of…
Abdurrahman Gök
Diyarbakır - 2017
Police raid on Home of Journalist Abdurrahman Gök
Police have raided the home of Dihaber editor Abdurrahman Gök, who had photographed the moment of shooting of university student Kemal Kurkut by police during Newroz celeberations in Diyarbakır on March…
Ses Kocaeli Newspaper
Kocaeli - 2020
Armed Attack Against Ses Kocaeli Newspaper
An armed attack was launched against Kocaeli-based Ses Newspaper at around 5 a.m. today (April 20). While nine shots were fired at the administrative building of the newspaper, there are…
Doğan Can İlek
Rize - 2020
Coronavirus watch: The article entitled ”Ardeşen Municipality can’t pay salaries”- Doğan Can İlek
An investigation is launched against Gençağa Karafazlı who is also the president of Rize branch of Progressive Journalists Association and newspaper editor Doğan Can İlek due to the news article entitled…
Gençağa Karafazlı
Rize - 2020
Coronavirus watch: The article entitled ”Ardeşen Municipality can’t pay salaries”- Investigation against Gençağa Karafazlı
An investigation is launched against Gençağa Karafazlı who is also the president of Rize branch of Progressive Journalists Association and newspaper editor Doğan Can İlek due to the news article entitled…
Doğan Can İlek
Rize - 2020
Coronavirus watch: Access ban on the article entitled ”Packs of corona virus by ÇAYKUR”- Doğan Can İlek
An investigation is launched against Gençağa Karafazlı who is also the president of Rize branch of Progressive Journalists Association and newspaper editor Doğan Can İlek due to the news article called…
Gençağa Karafazlı
Rize - 2020
Coronavirus watch: Access ban on the article entitled ”Packs of corona virus by ÇAYKUR”- Gençağa Karafazlı
An investigation is launched against Gençağa Karafazlı who is also the president of Rize branch of Progressive Journalists Association and newspaper editor Doğan Can İlek due to the news article called…
Doğan Can İlek
Rize - 2020
Coronavirus watch: The article regarding the corona-positive worker at Zihni Derin factory- Doğan Can İlek
An investigation is launched against Gençağa Karafazlı who is also the president of Rize branch of Progressive Journalists Association and newspaper editor Doğan Can İlek due to the news article called…
Gençağa Karafazlı
Rize - 2020
Coronavirus watch: The article regarding the corona-positive worker at Zihni Derin factory- Gençağa Karafazlı
An investigation is launched against Gençağa Karafazlı who is also the president of Rize branch of Progressive Journalists Association and newspaper editor Doğan Can İlek due to the news article called…
Doğan Can İlek
Rize - 2020
Coronavirus watch: The article entitled ” Corona Alert at Çaykur” – Investigation against Doğan Can İlek
An investigation is launched against Gençağa Karafazlı who is also the president of Rize branch of Progressive Journalists Association and newspaper editor Doğan Can İlek  due to the news article called…
Gençağa Karafazlı
Rize - 2020
Coronavirus watch: The article entitled ” Corona Alert at Çaykur” – Investigation against Gençağa Karafazlı
An investigation is launched against Gençağa Karafazlı who is also the president of Rize branch of Progressive Journalists Association and newspaper editor Doğan Can İlek due to the news article called…
Doğan Can İlek
Rize - 2020
Coronavirus watch: Regarding the absence of quarantine measures – Investigation against Doğan Can İlek
An investigation is launched against Gençağa Karafazlı and Doğan Can Dilek due to their article published by Evrensel Newspaper on March 17. The article reported the absence of quarantine measures for…
Gençağa Karafazlı
Rize - 2020
Coronavirus watch: Regarding the absence of quarantine measures – Investigation against Gençağa Karafazlı
An investigation is launched against Gençağa Karafazlı and Doğan Can Dilek due to their article published by Evrensel Newspaper on March 17. The article reported the absence of quarantine measures for…
rizenabiz.com
Rize - 2020
Coronavirus watch: Access ban to the news entitled “Packs of corona virus by ÇAYKUR”
Access to Rizenabiz.com’s news entitled “Packs of Corona Virus by ÇAYKUR (General Directorate of Tea Enterprises ) – Infected workers has rebelled!” published on April 11, 2020, has been blocked.…
Olcay Büyüktaş Akça
İstanbul - 2020
The lawsuit against Olcay Büyüktaş Akça in relation to the news article on Ankara Massacre
A criminal case has been filed against two journalists from daily Cumhuriyet over a news report on the 2015 Ankara Massacre, where 103 people died after a suicide bomb attack…
Alican Uludağ
İstanbul - 2020
The lawsuit against Alican Uludağ in relation to the news article on Ankara Massacre
A criminal case has been filed against two journalists from daily Cumhuriyet over a news report on the 2015 Ankara Massacre, where 103 people died after a suicide bomb attack…
İpek Özbey
İstanbul - 2020
The investigation in relation to the news on Fahrettin Altun’s rental land – İpek Özbey
A “terror investigation” is launched against journalist Hazal Ocak, photo journalist Vedat Arık, Chief editors Olcay Büyüktaş and İpek Özbey due to the news entitled “There is illegal [construction] in Bosphorus” (Boğazda kaçak var) on…
Olcay Büyüktaş Akça
İstanbul - 2020
The investigation in relation to the news on Fahrettin Altun’s rental land – Olcay Büyüktaş
A “terror investigation” is launched against journalist Hazal Ocak, photo journalist Vedat Arık, Chief editors Olcay Büyüktaş and İpek Özbey due to the news entitled “There is illegal [construction] in Bosphorus” (Boğazda kaçak var) on…
Vedat Arık
İstanbul - 2020
The investigation in relation to the news on Fahrettin Altun’s rental land – Vedat Arık
A “terror investigation” is launched against journalist Hazal Ocak, photo journalist Vedat Arık, Chief editors Olcay Büyüktaş and İpek Özbey due to the news entitled “There is illegal [construction] in Bosphorus” (Boğazda kaçak var) on…
Hazal Ocak
İstanbul - 2020
The investigation in relation to the news on Fahrettin Altun’s rental land – Hazal Ocak
A “terror investigation” is launched against journalist Hazal Ocak, photo journalist Vedat Arık, Chief editors Olcay Büyüktaş and İpek Özbey due to the news entitled “There is illegal [construction] in Bosphorus” (Boğazda kaçak var) on…
Hazal Ocak
İstanbul - 2020
Access ban imposed to news article on Fahrettin Altun’s rental land
İstanbul Anatolian 8th Criminal Peace Judgeship has issued and access ban to the news entitled “There is illegal [construction] in Bosphorus” (Boğazda kaçak var) on April 17th, three days after…
Müyesser Yıldız
Ankara - 2019
A Compensation lawsuit against Müyesser Yıldız, Ankara Bureau Chief for Oda TV
Müyesser Yıldız, Ankara Bureau Chief for Oda TV has been standing trial on the grounds of “insulting a public official” following a complaint by the former Minister of Defense Hulusi…
Halk TV
2020
Program suspension fine to Halk TV (Medya Mahallesi) by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed a five-day broadcast suspension on the program called “Medya Mahallesi” by Ayşenur Arslan (30 April). On May 12, the Ankara 10th Administrative…
Habertürk
2020
Administrative fine by RTUK to Habertürk (Para Gündem)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed an administrative fine to TELE 1 TV on the grounds of the violation of “truthfulness” and “accuracy” principles regarding the pandemic in…
Halk TV
2020
Administrative fine by RTUK to Halk TV (Medya Mahallesi)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed an administrative fine to TELE 1 TV on the grounds of the violation of “truthfulness” and “accuracy” principles in the program called…
Tele 1
2020
Administrative fine by RTUK to TELE 1 TV (Kulis)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed an administrative fine to TELE 1 TV on the grounds of the violation of “truthfulness” and “accuracy” principles regarding the pandemic in…
Tele 1
2020
Administrative fine by RTUK to TELE 1 TV (Ana Haber Bülteni)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed an administrative fine on TELE 1 TV for the “Deprem Özel” [Speacial Broadcast on Earthquake] on January 24, and the “Main News…
Tele 1
2020
Administrative fine by RTUK to TELE 1 TV (Deprem Özel)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed an administrative fine to TELE 1 TV for the “Deprem Özel” [Speacial Broadcast on Earthquake] on January 24, and the “Main News…
Halk TV
2020
Administrative fine to Halk TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed an administrative fine on Halk TV on the grounds of violation of  the principles of “impartiality, truthfulness and accuracy  and shall not impede…
Habertürk
2020
Administrative fine to Habertürk by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed an administrative fine to Habertürk on the grounds of violation of the principle “impartiality, truthfulness and accuracy” in the broadcast titled “Deprem…
Fox TV
2020
Administrative fine to FOX TV by RTÜK
In the FOX Main Newsletter broadcasted on January 6, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed an administrative fine on Fox TV on the grounds of the violations of…
Halk TV
2020
An administrative fine on Halk TV
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) issued an administrative fine against Halk TV on the grounds that it violates the “the rule of law, the principle of  justice and…
Show TV
2020
Administrative fine on Show TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) issued an administrative fine of 355.358 Turkish Liras against Show TV on the grounds of violation of the principle not to encourage “the use of…
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