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Nevşin Mengü
İstanbul
Nevşin Mengü’s being targetted and threatened
Journalists Burcu Karakaş, Nevşin Mengü, and lawyer İpek Maya Saygın were targeted and threatened over the Zafer Party’s post targeting refugee women (May 4).
Burcu Karakaş
İstanbul
Burcu Karakaş’s being targetted and threatened
Journalists Burcu Karakaş, Nevşin Mengü, and lawyer İpek Maya Saygın were targeted and threatened over  Zafer Party’s post targeting refugee women (May 4).
Nurcan Yalçın
Diyarbakır
The trial against Nurcan Yalçın on “aiding an organization knowingly and willingly”
The journalist Nurcan Yalçın was sued with an accusation of “aiding an organization knowingly and willingly” over the statements she uses in her video reportages with people in front of…
Etkin News Agency
Diyarbakır
Access block on ETHA
An access block has been imposed on Etkin News Agency (ETHA), on the grounds of “protection of national security and public safety” with the decision of Diyarbakır 4th Penal Court…
BirGün
İstanbul
Access block to three articles in Yeniçağ and BirGün
Some articles by writer Murat Ağırel’s series titled “Turkey in the grip of drugs” and “Turkey’s Narcos”, from Yeniçağ newspaper, and an article by BirGün newspaper’s columnist Timur Soykan, titled…
Yeniçağ Gazetesi
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to three articles in Yeniçağ and BirGün
Some articles by writer Murat Ağırel’s series titled “Turkey in the grip of drugs” and “Turkey’s Narcos”, from Yeniçağ newspaper, and an article by BirGün newspaper’s columnist Timur Soykan, titled…
Seda Taşkın
Ankara - 2022
Threatening of Seda Taşkın
Journalist Seda Taşkın announced from her Twitter account that she was threatened on social media. In her post, Taşkın said, “I am openly threatened by the account named @Teknotell_vodafone from…
Independent Türkçe
İstanbul - 2022
Compensation lawsuit against Independent Turkish
A lawsuit was filed for non-pecuniary damage of 100 thousand Turkish lira each against journalists Barış Terkoğlu and Can Bursalı and Independent Turkish, for the former attorney of President Recep…
Can Bursalı
İstanbul
Compensation lawsuit against Can Bursalı
A lawsuit was filed for non-pecuniary damage of 100 thousand Turkish lira each against journalists Barış Terkoğlu and Can Bursalı and Independent Turkish, for the former attorney of President Recep…
Barış Terkoğlu
İstanbul
Compensation lawsuit against Barış Terkoğlu
A lawsuit was filed for non-pecuniary damage of 100 thousand Turkish lira each against journalists Barış Terkoğlu and Can Bursalı and Independent Turkish, for the former attorney of President Recep…
İsmail Saymaz
İstanbul
Terrorism investigation against journalist İsmail Saymaz
A “terrorism” investigation has been launched against journalist İsmail Saymaz after he wrote about the wife of judge Murat Bircan, who gave the conviction decisions in the Gezi Trial. Saymaz…
Flash TV
İstanbul
RTÜK fines Flash TV – (for broadcasting statements about Gezi Trial)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has issued fines on TV outlets Halk TV, KRT, TELE 1, and Flash Haber because of broadcasting comments about the verdict in the…
KRT
İstanbul - 2022
RTÜK fines KRT – (for broadcasting statements about Gezi Trial)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has issued fines on TV outlets Halk TV, KRT, TELE 1, and Flash Haber because of broadcasting comments about the verdict in the…
Tele 1
İstanbul
RTÜK fines TELE 1 – (for broadcasting statements about Gezi Trial)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has issued fines on TV outlets Halk TV, KRT, TELE 1, and Flash Haber because of broadcasting comments about the verdict in the…
Halk TV
İstanbul
RTÜK fines HALK TV – (for broadcasting statements about Gezi Trial)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has issued fines on TV outlets Halk TV, KRT, TELE 1, and Flash Haber because of broadcasting comments about the verdict in the…
Oktay Candemir
Van - 2022
Investigation against journalist Oktay Candemir for insult
An investigation was launched against journalist Oktay Candemir on charge of “insult” because of his social media post containing a photo of Van Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez. In his Twitter…
Buse Söğütlü
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of Buse Söğütlü
Covering news in İstiklal Avenue in İstanbul’s Taksim on May 1st, Buse Söğütlü, a reporter for Yolculuk Newspaper, was detained. Söğütlü was released following her deposition at the police station…
Umut Taştan
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of Umut Taştan
Upon the call of the Taksim Solidarity, hundreds of people gathered in Beyoğlu on April 26 to protest the convictions in the Gezi trial. During the protests, 12 people, including…
Özgür Gelecek
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to Özgür Gelecek
The Sakarya 1st Penal Judgeship of Peace has imposed an access block on the website of Özgür Gelecek newspaper, http://ozgurgelecek36.net. The access block was announced on the Twitter account of…
AMED Radyo TV
Diyarbakır - 2022
Administrative fine on AMED Radyo TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed an administrative fine of 12,804 Turkish Lira (TRY) on the AMED Radyo TV, which does terrestrial broadcasting in Diyarbakır, on the grounds…
Metin Cihan
İstanbul - 2021
Metin Cihan – trial over TÜGVA papers
Having shared the Turkey Youth Association (TÜGVA) papers allegedly showing caderization within the state, journalist Metin Cihan was put on trial on charge of “obtaining or disseminating personal data unlawfully”. …
Hayri Demir
Ankara - 2017
Hayri Demir – trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization via the press” and “membership of a terrorist organization”
A burglar who broke into the house of journalist Hayri Demir in February 2017 stole two memory cards of Demir. The stolen cards were found by a citizen on the…
Halk TV
Ankara - 2022
Broadcast ban on Halk TV
The Governor’s Office of Ankara and the relevant sub-governor’s office did not allow the live broadcast of the “Görkemli Hatıralar” (Magnificent Memories) program of Halk TV planned to be made…
Ali Ergin Demirhan
İstanbul - 2019
Lawsuit for damages against sendika.org editor Ali Ergin Demirhan
A lawsuit for damages was filed by Turkey’s state channel TRT against journalist Ali Ergin Demirhan over his news report published by sendika.org on July 8, 2021 with the title…
Yusuf Karadaş
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit for damages against journalist Yusuf Karadaş by SADAT
The International Defense Consultancy Inc. (SADAT) filed a lawsuit against Evrensel newspaper and journalist Yusuf Karadaş on the grounds that “they caused losses of commercial reputation” and demanded 25 thousand…
Evrensel Daily
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit for damages against Evrensel newspaper by SADAT
The International Defense Consultancy Inc. (SADAT) filed a lawsuit against Evrensel newspaper and journalist Yusuf Karadaş on the grounds that “they caused losses of commercial reputation” and demanded 25 thousand…
Kadri Esen
Diyarbakır - 2022
Detention of Xwebûn Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Kadri Esen
In house raids conducted in Diyarbakır on April 15, 2022, several people, including Kadri Esen, the Grant Holder of the Zwebûn newspaper published in Kurdish, and journalist Ali Koçer were…
Nagihan Yılkın
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit for damages against Cumhuriyet newspaper’s reporter Nagihan Yılkın
An investigation and a lawsuit for damages of 400 thousand lira have been brought against Nagihan Yılkın, a reporter for Cumhuriyet Newspaper, over her news report titled “Network of corruption…
Sözcü Daily Newspaper
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to news on former Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan giving tender to her relatives – Sözcü
On the grounds of violation of personality rights, the İstanbul Bakırköy 4th Criminal Judgeship of Peace, with its decision no. 2022/2141 dated March 29, 2022, imposed an access block on…
Etkin News Agency
Diyarbakır - 2022
Access block to ETHA
As per the decision no. 2022/2017 of the Diyarbakır 3rd Criminal Judgeship of Peace on April 6, 2022, an access block was imposed on the website of the Etkin News…
JinNews
Diyarbakır - 2022
Access block to JinNews
As per the decision no. 2022/1527 of the Diyarbakır 4th Criminal Judgeship of Peace on April 1, 2022, an access block was imposed on the website of JinNews on the…
Azim Deniz
Kayseri - 2022
Physical attack against Azim Deniz
Businessperson Sedat Kılınç was punched by a group of people before the program to be broadcast on the Deniz Postası TV channel’s studio in the Sahabiye Neighborhood in Kayseri’s Kocasinan…
Yeni Yaşam Newspaper
Diyarbakır - 2021
Lawsuit for damages against Yeni Yaşam newspaper
On the grounds of the news report “Erdoğan family and the state are like the Bayraktar’s sales representatives: Family-size war trade” published in Yeni Yaşam newspaper on November 12, 2021…
Sedat Yılmaz
Diyarbakır - 2021
Lawsuit for damages against Sedat Yılmaz
On the grounds of the news report “Erdoğan family and the state are like the Bayraktar’s sales representatives: Family-size war trade” published in Yeni Yaşam newspaper on November 12, 2021…
Sedef Kabaş
İstanbul - 2021
Lawsuit for damages against Sedef Kabaş
On the grounds of a social media post regarding the news about the “tax evasion” of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law Berat Albayrak and his brother Serhat Albayrak, journalist Sedef Kabaş…
Tele 1
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Tele 1 by RTÜK – News about child abuse case
On the grounds that they had reported on incidents of child abuse at a Quran Course affiliated with the Presidency of Religious Affairs in Erzurum, the Radio and Television Supreme…
KRT
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on KRT by RTÜK – News about child abuse case
On the grounds that they had reported on incidents of child abuse at a Quran Course affiliated with the Presidency of Religious Affairs in Erzurum, the Radio and Television Supreme…
Halk TV
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK – News about child abuse case
On the grounds that they had reported on incidents of child abuse at a Quran Course affiliated with the Presidency of Religious Affairs in Erzurum, the Radio and Television Supreme…
Fox TV
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on FOX TV by RTÜK (Main News Bulletin)
On the grounds of the violation of the Article 8 of the Law no. 6112, which stipulates that “media services […] shall not be contrary to human dignity and the…
Star TV
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Star TV by RTÜK (Gerçeğin Peşinde)
On the grounds of the violation of the Article 8 of the Law no. 6112, which stipulates that “media services […] shall not be contrary to human dignity and the…
Tele1
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Tele1 by RTÜK (18 Dakika, Demokrasi Arenası)
On the grounds of the violation of the Article 8 of the Law no. 6112, which stipulates that “media services […] shall not be contrary to human dignity and the…
Halk TV
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK (Açıkça, İki Yorum, Perdenin Önü Arkası)
On the grounds of the violation of the Article 8 of the Law no. 6112, which stipulates that “media services […] shall not be contrary to human dignity and the…
Kafa Radyo
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Kafa Radyo by RTÜK (Nihat’la Muhabbet)
On the grounds of the violation of the Article 8/1(ı) of the Law no 6112, which stipulates that “media services […] shall be predicated on the principles of impartiality, truthfulness…
Fox TV
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on FOX TV by RTÜK (Main News Bulletin)
On the grounds of the violation of the Article 8/1(ı) of the Law no 6112, which stipulates that “media services […] shall be predicated on the principles of impartiality, truthfulness…
Halk TV
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK (Kayda Geçsin)
On the grounds of the violation of the Article 8/1(ı) of the Law no 6112, which stipulates that “media services […] shall be predicated on the principles of impartiality, truthfulness…
Muhammed Enes Sezgin
İstanbul - 2022
Muhammed Enes Sezgin – trial for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”
Mezopotamya Agency (MA) reporter Muhammed Enes Sezgin and JinNews reporter Sena Dolar had their first hearing in the trial where they were charged with “violating the Law no. 2911 on…
Sena Dolar
İstanbul - 2022
Sena Dolar – trial for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”
Mezopotamya Agency (MA) reporter Muhammed Enes Sezgin and JinNews reporter Sena Dolar had their first hearing in the trial where they were charged with “violating the Law no. 2911 on…
Şirin Payzın
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit for damages against Şirin Payzın
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law Selçuk Bayraktar filed a lawsuit against journalist Şirin Payzın, who criticized the “lack of transparency” regarding the sale of drones and armed drones and asked…
Halk TV
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit for damages against Halk TV
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law Selçuk Bayraktar filed a lawsuit against journalist Şirin Payzın, who criticized the “lack of transparency” regarding the sale of drones and armed drones and asked…
Ömer Oğuz
Hakkari - 2022
Ömer Oğuz – trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
Erkan Çapraz, the Editor-in-Chief of Yüksekova Haber news portal, and Ömer Oğuz, the Editorial Coordinator of the news portal, were put on trial on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist…
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