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100SÜZLER
İstanbul - 2023
Access block to the platform founded by Can Dündar and Erk Acarer
Founded by journalists Can Dündar and Erk Acarer and put online on February 1, 2023, 100SÜZLER platform faced an access block as per the decision of the Information Technologies and…
Seyhan Avşar
Ankara - 2023
Access block to Seyhan Avşar’s news report – MASAK Report
The news about the Financial Crimes Investigation Committee (MASAK) report, which had been reported by Halk TV’s Seyhan Avşar, was faced with an access block as per the decision no.…
Gerçek Gündem
Ankara - 2023
Access block to Gerçek Gündem’s news report
With the decision of the Ankara 7th Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated January 25, 2023, an access block was imposed on Elif Ünsal’s news report published on Gerçek Gündem news…
Sinan Aygül
Bitlis - 2023
Investigation against Sinan Aygül
The Bitlis Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation against journalist Sinan Aygül on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” (as per the Article 7/2 of the Anti-Terror Law) after…
Osman Akın
İstanbul - 2023
Osman Akın – investigation for “propaganda”
An investigation was launched against Yeni Yaşam newspaper’s managing editor Osman Akın months after the İstanbul 9th Criminal Judgeship of Peace, as per its decision dated June 8, 2022, gave…
Rojin Altay
Diyarbakır - 2023
Detention of Rojin Altay
Rojin Altay from Yeni Yaşam newspaper was detained at the İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport on her way to Diyarbakır province. Altay’s father was called by the İstanbul General Directorate of…
Akif Beki
İstanbul - 2023
Lawsuit for damages against Akif Beki by Minister Karaismailoğlu
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure filed a lawsuit for damages against Karar newspaper columnist Akif Beki on charge of “libel” (as per the Turkish Penal Code – TCK Article 267)…
Yeni Yaşam Newspaper
Zonguldak - 2023
Access block on Yeni Yaşam newspaper’s website
An access block was imposed on http://yeniyasamgazetesi3.com website of the Yeni Yaşam newspaper as per the decision of the Zonguldak Criminal Judgeship of Peace. The newspaper started using the URL…
Murat Ağırel
İstanbul - 2023
Injunction against Murat Ağırel
Former Justice and Development Party (AKP) MP Şükrü Ayalan had an injunction issued against Cumhuriyet newspaper columnist Murat Ağırel on the grounds that “he had reported on him in his…
Doğan Akın
İstanbul - 2023
Doğan Akın – trial for “insult”
A lawsuit was filed against Doğan Akın, the editor-in-chief of T24 news website, on the grounds of a news report titled “A tender for income sharing worth 6.9 billion TRY…
Hale Gönültaş
Ankara - 2023
Investigation against journalist Hale Gönültaş
An investigation was launched against Hale Gönültaş, a columnist for Kısa Dalga, who reported on an incident where a 14-year-old girl, who had been sexually abused in Manisa, was made…
Yıldız Yazıcıoğlu
Ankara - 2023
Physical intervention against journalist Yıldız Yazıcıoğlu
After Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli spoke at the MHP’s weekly group meeting at the Parliament on January 24, 2023, journalists asked Bahçeli questions. Yıldız Yazıcıoğlu, one of…
Öznur Değer
Ankara - 2022
Lawsuit against arrested journalist Öznur Değer
Facing an investigation launched on December 19, 2022 and conducted by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, arrested JinNews reporter Öznur Değer was put on trial for “resisting to prevent…
Oktay Candemir
Van - 2023
Investigation against Oktay Candemir for “disinformation”
Having reported on a sexual assault against a 16-year-old girl in Van’s Muradiye district, journalist Oktay Candemir faced an investigation on charge of “publicly spreading misleading information” (as per the…
Sinan Aygül
Bitlis - 2023
Detention of Sinan Aygül
Having reported on allegations of corruption, journalist Sinan Aygül was detained on January 19, 2023 upon the criminal complaint of ruling AKP Bitlis MP Vahit Kiler. Exercising his right to…
bianet
Ankara - 2023
Access block to bianet’s news report – Şule Çet case
With the decision of the Ankara 5th Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated January 13, 2023 and numbered 2023/384, an access block was imposed on the news reports where the name…
Radyo Sputnik
İstanbul - 2023
Broadcast suspension of Radyo Sputnik by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) suspended the “Ali Çağatay’la Seyir Halinde” program three times after the allegations of torture and ill treatment in Turkey’s prisons had been discussed…
Halk TV
İstanbul - 2023
Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed a 1-percent administrative fine on Halk TV on January 11, 2023 on the grounds that “Ayşenur Arslan and Emin Çapa jokingly criticized…
General
Ankara - 2023
Journalists’ criminal complaint about ‘strip search’
Arrested on October 29, 2022 as part of an Ankara-based investigation and sent to the Sincan Women’s Closed Prison, five women journalists filed a criminal complaint after they had been…
bianet
İstanbul - 2023
Access block to bianet’s news report
With its decision dated January 11, 2023, the İstanbul 9th Penal Judgeship of Peace imposed an access block on bianet’s news report titled “The opposition cannot object to military spending…
diken.com.tr
İstanbul - 2023
Access block to Diken’s news report
With the decision of the Ankara 7th Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated January 5, 2023 and numbered 2023/178, an access block and a decision of removal was given for journalist…
Sezgin Kartal
İstanbul - 2023
Detention of Sezgin Kartal
Journalist Sezgin Kartal was detained in a house raid in the morning. Breaking down the door of his house, the police seized the digital equipment of Kartal. The reason for…
Evrensel Daily
Aydın - 2023
Evrensel ordered to issue a retraction
The Aydın Criminal Judgeship of Peace treated the retraction requested by Aydın Köşk Sub-governor and published by Evrensel as an announcement and ruled that the text should be published on…
Ceylan Şahinli
Ankara - 2023
Ceylan Şahinli – trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
Held in pre-trial detention in the Sincan Women’s Closed Prison in Ankara since October 29, 2022 as part of the investigation conducted by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, Mezopotamya…
Ramazan Geciken
Diyarbakır - 2022
Failure to give books to jailed journalist Ramazan Geciken
One of the 16 journalists jailed without being indicted since June 16, journalist Ramazan Geciken, held in the Diyarbakır High Security Prison, was not given the book sent by his…
Can Dündar
İstanbul - 2023
Journalist Can Dündar added to the “gray list”
Journalist Can Dündar was added to the “terrorist wanted” list of the Interior Ministry. Added to the “gray” list, Can Dündar was indicated to be wanted with regards to “membership…
Ömer Çelik
Diyarbakır - 2016
Ömer Çelik’s application to the Constitutional Court due to violation
Journalist Ömer Çelik applied to the Constitutional Court on the grounds that he had been subjected to torture in detention and sentenced to prison for having reported on the e-mails…
Sibel Tekin
Ankara - 2022
Detention of journalist and documentary filmmaker Sibel Tekin
Documentary director Sibel Tekin was taken into custody in a raid on her house by the anti-terror police teams in Ankara at around 2 in the morning.  Detained as part…
Halil Tekin
Bartın - 2022
Police violence against journalist Halil Tekin
Filming the police intervention against a group of football fans following a football match between Bartınspor-Polatlı Belediyespor in Bartın on December 11, 2022, Halil Tekin, the owner of the Halkın…
İsmail Arı
İstanbul - 2022
İsmail Arı – charge for “insulting a public official”
Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank filed a criminal complaint against BirGün reporter İsmail Arı on the grounds of his news report “Varank’s cousin got the sea view estate!”…
Evrensel Daily
Ankara - 2022
Damages to be paid by Evrensel
The Ankara 20th Criminal Court of First Instance ruled that Evrensel newspaper should pay 10 thousand TRY in non-pecuniary damages to Kastamonu University Rector Ahmet Hamdi Topal, who had filed…
Evrensel Daily
Bursa - 2022
Lawsuit for damages against Evrensel
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Bursa MP Mustafa Esgin filed a lawsuit for damages against Evrensel newspaper on the grounds of a news report covering the Court of Accounts’…
Görkem Kınacı
İstanbul - 2022
Evrensel Managing Editor Görkem Kınacı – trial for “inciting the public to hatred and hostility”
A lawsuit was filed against Evrensel Managing Editor Görkem Kınacı over a news report; he was charged with “inciting the public to hatred and hostility” as per the Article 216…
Yılmaz Özdil
İstanbul - 2022
Yılmaz Özdil – trial for “insult”
Upon the criminal complaint of Hasan Yeşildağ, a person close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a lawsuit was filed against daily Sözcü columnist Yılmaz Özdil due to an article of…
General
İzmir - 2022
Attack and threat against journalists in İzmir
Going to the Çamlık neighborhood in İzmir’s Selçuk district on December 13, 2022 to cover the municipality’s alleged continuation of the construction of unlicensed buildings despite the instruction of the…
Etkin News Agency
Hatay - 2022
Access block to ETHA’s Twitter account
With the decision of the Hatay 1st Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated December 20, 2022 and numbered 2022/5000, an access block was imposed on the Twitter account of the Etkin…
Furkan Durmaz
İstanbul - 2022
Attack on Tele 1 camera operator Furkan Durmaz
Reporter Hude Gürbüz and camera operator Furkan Durmaz from the Tele 1 YouTube team asked the prison sentence given to İstanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu to people in İstanbul’s Esenler…
Mehmet Zeki Kaya
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of Artı TV camera operator Mehmet Zeki Kaya
The relatives of ill prisoners and the prisoners whose release was adjourned gathered in İstanbul’s Kadıköy on December 18, 2022. A police officer slapped former HDP MP and current HDP…
Levent Gültekin
İstanbul - 2022
Levent Gültekin – trial for “insulting the President of the Republic”
A lawsuit was filed against journalist Levent Gültekin over his statement on his TV show; he was charged with “insulting the President of the Republic” as per the Article 299…
Bülent Şık
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit for damages against bianet columnist Bülent Şık
A company named SBS Bilimsel Bio Çözümler (SBS Scientific Bio Solutions) filed a lawsuit for damages against bianet columnist and academic Bülent Şık over his writings about the products on…
Fox TV
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Fox TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed a 3-percent administrative fine on Fox TV on the grounds of Workers’ Party of Turkey (TİP) İstanbul MP Sera Kadıgil’s remarks on…
Tele 1
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Tele 1 by RTÜK
On the grounds that Prof. Emre Kongar and Merdan Yanardağ had described İstanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu’s prison sentence as “a coup against people’s will”, the Radio and Television Supreme…
Halk TV
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed three different fines on Medya Mahallesi (Media Neighborhood) program broadcast by Halk TV. The Council suspended the broadcast of the program three…
Sinan Aygül
Bitlis - 2022
Detention of Sinan Aygül
Bitlis News Editor-in-Chief and Bitlis Journalists’ Association Chair Sinan Aygük was detained following his news story about the harassment of a child.  Announcing the detention on Twitter, Aygül wrote, “Due…
Miyase İlknur
Kırklareli - 2022
Access block to Miyase İlknur’s article – the excavation work in Lüleburgaz
On the grounds of violation of personality rights and with the decision of the Kırklareli Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated December 5, 2022 and numbered 2022/4912, an access block was…
Dokuz8haber
İstanbul - 2022
The Presidency’s request for censorship on dokuz8HABER news portal
The Human Resources Office of the Presidency requested censorship by sending a disclaimer to dokuz8HABER news portal via its lawyer and notary over a news report where the office is…
General
İstanbul - 2022
Censorship on news regarding tenders given to Bilal Erdoğan’s friends
With the decision of the İstanbul Anadolu 6th Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated December 8, 2022 and upon the request of Bilal Erdoğan, an access block was imposed on 42…
Timur Soykan
İstanbul - 2022
Threat against Timur Soykan – due to the news on “child abuse in religious cult”
Having reported on the incident where Yusuf Ziya Gümüşel, the founder of Hiranur Foundation affiliated with the İsmailağa religious cult, “married off” his 6-year-old daughter with a religious marriage ceremony…
Mustafa Sönmez
İstanbul - 2022
Mustafa Sönmez – trial for “insulting the President of the Republic”
On the grounds of his tweets criticizing the government’s foreign exchange policies, journalist Mustafa Sönmez faced a lawsuit on charge of “insulting the President of the Republic” (as per the…
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…
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