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Yeni Yaşam Newspaper
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to Yeni Yaşam’s news report
With the decision of the İstanbul Anadolu 4th Criminal Judgeship of Peace on December 2, 2022, an access block was imposed on Yeni Yaşam newspaper’s news report “Tenders pour to…
Evrensel Daily
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit by Serhat Albayrak against Evrensel
President and ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law Berat Albayrak’s elder brother Serhat Albayrak filed a criminal complaint against Evrensel newspaper, which turned into first…
BirGün
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to BirGün’s news report – Tender for subway and tram lines
With the decision of the İstanbul Anadolu 4th Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated December 2, 2022, an access block was imposed on BirGün’s news report titled “The iron network lines…
Etkin News Agency
İstanbul - 2022
Investigation against Etkin News Agency
Launching a financial audit against the Etkin News Agency (ETHA), auditors tipped off the İstanbul Anadolu Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office that ETHA “propagandized for a terrorist organization”, “insulted the President”…
General
Ankara - 2022
Access block to news on sexual abuse – Adana Pozantı Juvenile Prison
The news reports dated 2011 about the allegations of torture and sexual abuse of children held in Adana Pozantı Juvenile Prison were blocked to access by the Ankara Batı 2nd…
Freedom of Expression Association
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to Freedom of Expression Association’s content
On the grounds of violation of personality rights, the İstanbul 4th Criminal Judgeship of Peace ruled that a content on the website of the Freedom of Expression Association dated November…
General
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to news about President Erdoğan’s former lawyer
On the grounds of violation of personality rights and as per the decision dated November 24, 2022 and numbered 2022/8089, the İstanbul Anadolu 4th Criminal Judgeship of Peace ruled that…
Mehmet Selçuk Ada
İstanbul - 2022
Investigation against Mehmet Selçuk Ada – “inciting the public to enmity and hatred”
Journalist Mehmet Selçuk Ada announced that an investigation was launched against him on charge of “inciting the public to enmity and hatred” (as per the Article 216 of the Turkish…
Şakir Bedir
Van - 2022
Detention of Yeni Yaşam reporter Şakir Bedir
The HDP Van Provincial Organization, Tevgera Jinên Azad (Free Women’s Movement – TJA), DBP Van Provincial Organization, Peace Mothers and several people gathered in front of the HDP Edremit District…
Volkan Pekal
Adana - 2022
Battery of and threat to journalist Volkan Pekal
Police officers battered Evrensel newspaper’s reporter Volkan Pekal, who was covering the press statement to be held in front of the HDP Adana Office in Çukurova on November 21, 2022…
Yaren Çolak
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of BirGün editor Yaren Çolak
On November 25, 2022, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, women were met with police intervention, during which several women and women journalists, including BirGün editor…
Osman Akın
İstanbul - 2022
Investigation against Yeni Yaşam newspaper’s Managing Editor Osman Akın
On the grounds of their news about the allegations of crime group leader Sedat Peker regarding Turkuvaz Media group’s owner Serhat Albayrak, an investigation was launched against Yeni Yaşam newspaper’s…
Ferhat Çelik
İstanbul - 2022
Investigation against Yeni Yaşam newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief Ferhat Çelik
On the grounds of their news about the allegations of crime group leader Sedat Peker regarding Turkuvaz Media group’s owner Serhat Albayrak, an investigation was launched against Yeni Yaşam newspaper’s…
Rudaw Turkish
İstanbul - 2022
Threat against Rûdaw reporter by Ümit Özdağ
Responding to a Rûdaw reporter who asked a question about lawyer Jiyan Tosun on November 15, Victory Party Chair Ümit Özdağ uttered a threat, saying, “I will have Rûdaw banned.”…
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…
Elif Bayburt
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of ETHA reporter Elif Bayburt
The Kaktüs Young Women’s Association in Kadıköy was raided by special operations police officers on the night of November 17, 2022. Of the ones at the association to organize an…
Altan Sancar
Ankara - 2022
Investigation against Altan Sancar – Upon the criminal complaint of AKP MP
An investigation was launched against Diken news portal’s managing editor Fatih Gökhan Diler and Ankara representatives Altan Sancar due to the news report that said, “Company close to AKP [the…
General
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to news about Boğaziçi University’s appointed rectorate
An access block / order of removal has been issued for a series of news reports about the appointed rectorate of Boğaziçi University over the past year on the grounds…
Mehmet Baran Kılıç
İstanbul - 2022
Ban on Diken editor’s entry to Boğaziçi University
The appointed rectorate of Boğaziçi University revoked the alumni card of Diken editor Mehmet Baran Kılıç, a graduate of Boğaziçi University, who reported on the problems, pressure and irregularities at…
General
İstanbul - 2022
Broadcast ban and bandwidth throttling following the İstanbul explosion
Following the explosion that occurred in İstanbul’s İstiklal Avenue in Taksim/ Beyoğlu on November 13, 2022 and claimed the lives of six people and wounded 81 others as of November…
diken.com.tr
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to Diken’s news report
An access block dated November 11, 2022 was imposed on Mehmet Baran Kılıç’s news report on “self-tailored ad for permanent employment” and “alleged plagiarism” concerning the appointed rector of Boğaziçi…
Barış Terkoğlu
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to Barış Terkoğlu’s article
An access block was imposed on journalist Barış Terkoğlu’s article dated November 7, 2022 and related news reports concerning the allegations that a judge had been instructed to impose a…
General
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to news about Bilal Erdoğan
With its decision dated November 3, 2022 and numbered 2022/9014, the İstanbul Anadolu 6th Criminal Judgeship of Peace imposed an access block on various news reports about President Recep Tayyip…
bianet
Ankara - 2022
Access block to bianet’s news report
Upon the request of the Ministry of National Defense and with its decision dated November 2, 2022, the Ankara 2nd Criminal Judgeship of Peace imposed an access block on 22…
bianet
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to bianet’s news report
On the grounds of violation of personality rights and with the decision of the İstanbul Bakırköy 7th Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated November 1, 2022 and numbered 2022/4802, an access…
Seyhan Avşar
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to Seyhan Avşar’s news report
With the decision of the İstanbul Anadolu 5th Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated November 1, 2022, an access block was imposed on Seyhan Avşar’s news report about the document where…
Yeşil Gazete
Ankara - 2022
Access block on Yeşil Gazete
With the decisions of the Ankara Batı 1st and 2nd Criminal Judgeships of Peace, an access block was imposed on Yeşil Gazete’s news report titled “CHP’s Emir: Minister Soylu’s cousin…
Atılım Newspaper
İstanbul - 2022
Seizure of Atılım newspaper’s 4 issues
The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office imposed a ban on the printing, distribution and sale of four issues of Atılılm newspaper on October 28, 2022 on the grounds that it…
Halk TV
Van - 2022
The “unity of the state” censorship on Tele 1 and Halk TV
The arrestees and convicts held in the Van High-Security Prison complained that Halk TV and Tele 1 were removed from the satellite TV list due to “technical failure and incapacity”…
Tele1TV
Van - 2022
The “unity of the state” censorship on Tele 1 and Halk TV
The arrestees and convicts held in the Van High-Security Prison complained that Halk TV and Tele 1 were removed from the satellite TV list due to “technical failure and incapacity”…
Hayri Tunç
İstanbul - 2022
Police intervention against Hayri Tunç
The families of ill prisoners and the prisoners whose release had been deferred gathered in front of the İstanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan in the 32nd week of the Justice Watch…
Gülistan Dursun
İstanbul - 2022
Police intervention against JinNews reporter Gülistan Dursun
The families of ill prisoners and the prisoners whose release had been deferred gathered in front of the İstanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan in the 32nd week of the Justice Watch…
Zeynep Kuray
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of Zeynep Kuray
Following the police intervention against the group gathered in front of the İstanbul Courthouse to demand the release of ill prisoners, journalist Zeynep Kuray was taken into custody. Kuray was…
Zemo Ağgöz
Ankara - 2022
Detention of Zemo Ağgöz
As part of an Ankara-based investigation, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) reporter Zemo Ağgöz was detained in a house raid on October 25, 2022. Having deposed at the Ankara Security Directorate for…
Öznur Değer
Ankara - 2022
Detention of JinNews reporter Öznur Değer
As part of an Ankara-based investigation, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever, MA reporters Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar and JinNews reporters…
Habibe Eren
Ankara - 2022
Detention of JinNews reporter Habibe Eren
As part of an Ankara-based investigation, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever, MA reporters Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar and JinNews reporters…
Emrullah Acar
Ankara - 2022
Detention of Emrullah Acar
As part of an Ankara-based investigation, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever, MA reporters Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar and JinNews reporters…
Ceylan Şahinli
Ankara - 2022
Detention of Ceylan Şahinli
As part of an Ankara-based investigation, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever, MA reporters Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar and JinNews reporters…
Hakan Yalçın
Ankara - 2022
Detention of Hakan Yalçın
As part of an Ankara-based investigation, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever, MA reporters Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar and JinNews reporters…
Selman Güzelyüz
Ankara - 2022
Detention of Selman Güzelyüz
As part of an Ankara-based investigation, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever, MA reporters Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar and JinNews reporters…
Deniz Nazlım
Ankara - 2022
Detention of Deniz Nazlım
As part of an Ankara-based investigation, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever, MA reporters Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar and JinNews reporters…
Berivan Altan
Ankara - 2022
Detention of MA reporter Berivan Altan
As part of an Ankara-based investigation, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever, MA reporters Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar and JinNews reporters…
Diren Yurtsever
Ankara - 2022
Detention of Mezopotamya Agency Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever
As part of an Ankara-based investigation, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever, MA reporters Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar and JinNews reporters…
Pınar Gayip
İstanbul - 2022
Pınar Gayıp – investigation for “provoking the public to hatred and hostility”
Upon the criminal complaint of Gürkan Erginkan Law Office due to a social media post, Etkin News Agency (ETHA) editor Pınar Gayıp faced an investigation on charge of “provoking the…
Cumhuriyet Newspaper
İstanbul - 2021
Lawsuit for damages by TÜGVA against Cumhuriyet newspaper
Due to the news report “Ensar, TÜRGEV and TÜGVA [are] like parallel terrorist organizations” published on Cumhuriyet newspaper on October 23, 2021, Mehmet Kızmaz and Cumhuriyet newspaper faced a lawsuit…
Mehmet Kızmaz
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit for damages by TÜGVA against Mehmet Kızmaz
Due to the news report “Ensar, TÜRGEV and TÜGVA [are] like parallel terrorist organizations” published on Cumhuriyet newspaper on October 23, 2021, Mehmet Kızmaz and Cumhuriyet newspaper faced a lawsuit…
Tele1TV
İstanbul - 2022
3-day blackout on TELE1 by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) ruled for a 3-day blackout on TELE1 by a majority of votes. As the reason for the fine, the statement of Sera Kadıgil,…
Alican Uludağ
Ankara - 2022
Embargo on Alican Uludağ
Alican Uludağ, a reporter for Deutsche Welle (DW) Türkçe, announced in a social media message that an embargo was imposed on him by the Communications Directorate: “Today at 2 pm,…
Sibel Hürtaş
Ankara - 2022
The failure to let Sibel Hürtaş in the Parliament
Having protested the motion known as the censorship law by wearing a black mask at the Parliament, Sibel Hürtaş, the Ankara Chair of the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS), found…
Xwebûn
Diyarbakır - 2022
Distribution of Xwebûn newspaper prevented by police
The police prevented the 148th issue of the Xwêbun newspaper from being sent from the Diyarbakır Intercity Bus Terminal (DİŞTİ) to İstanbul. In addition to the police prevention, the workers…
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