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Süleyman Gençel
İzmir - 2021
Detention of journalist Süleyman Gençel
Süleyman Gençel, the A3 Haber Editor-in-Chief, was taken into custody at his house in İzmir. Taken to the İzmir Security Directorate, Gençel was referred to the prosecutor’s office of cyber…
Evrensel Daily
2021
Lawsuit for damages of 100 thousand TRY against Evrensel newspaper, which reported on a Parliamentary question
Vice Minister of Health Sabahattin Aydın filed a lawsuit and demanded 100 thousand lira in damages from daily Evrensel, which covered the Parliamentary question of Republican People’s Party (CHP) Ankara…
Onur Öncü
İstanbul - 2021
Onur Öncü – trial for “insult”
Journalist Onur Öncü was indicted on the grounds that he allegedly committed the crime of “publicly insulting a public official due to his or her duty” as per the Article…
Sözcü Daily Newspaper
Muğla - 2021
Access block to news on hotel allegedly built on burned forest area in Bodrum – sozcu.com.tr
According to EngelliWeb’s post, on the grounds of violation of personal rights, the Milas Criminal Judgeship or Peace, with its decisions no. 2021/1316 and 2021/1317 dated September 6, 2021, imposed an…
BirGün
Muğla - 2021
Access block to news on hotel allegedly built on burned forest area in Bodrum – birgun.net
According to EngelliWeb’s post, on the grounds of violation of personal rights, the Milas Criminal Judgeship or Peace, with its decisions no. 2021/1316 and 2021/1317 dated September 6, 2021, imposed…
Faruk Arhan
2021
Investigation against Faruk Arhan – “provoking the public to hatred and hostility”
Journalist Faruk Arhan announced on September 14, 2021 that he gave his statement at the police department as part of an investigation launched against him for allegedly “provoking the public…
Tuncay Opçin
İstanbul - 2016
The trial of former Taraf Newspaper columnist Tuncay Opçin for “operation Balyoz”
Taraf newspaper’s former administrators Ahmet Altan, Yasemin Çongar and Yıldıray Oğur, reporter Mehmet Baransu, and Aktüel reporter Tuncay Opçin have been standing trial at the Istanbul 13rd High Criminal Court…
Nedim Dalga
Van
Van TV journalists’ trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” – Nedim Dalga
The case, in which the officials and employees of Van TV, which was closed by the Decree-Law due to their programs related to the operations carried out in Turkey’s Southeast…
Nahide Aslan
Van
Van TV journalists’ trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” – Nahide Aslan
The case, in which the officials and employees of Van TV, which was closed by the Decree-Law due to their programs related to the operations carried out in Turkey’s Southeast…
Sibel Eres
Van
Van TV journalists’ trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” – Sibel Eres
The case, in which the officials and employees of Van TV, which was closed by the Decree-Law due to their programs related to the operations carried out in Turkey’s Southeast…
Ferhat Çelik
Diyarbakır - 2021
Ferhat Çelik – allegation of “provoking the public to hatred and hostility”
A decision of non-prosecution was given for the investigation that was launched by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office against reporter Lezgin Akdeniz and Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Ferhat…
Lezgin Akdeniz
Diyarbakır - 2021
Lezgin Akdeniz – allegation of “provoking the public to hatred and hostility”
A decision of non-prosecution was given for the investigation that was launched by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office against reporter Lezgin Akdeniz and Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Ferhat…
Halk TV
2021
Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Supreme Council (RTÜK), with a majority of votes, imposed a 3-percent administrative fine on Halk TV over the comments of journalist İsmail Saymaz about the woman who…
Tele 1
2021
Administrative fine on Tele 1 TV by RTÜK (4 Soru 4 Cevap)
At its weekly meeting on September 8, 2021, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) decided to impose three separate administrative fines on Tele 1 TV channel on the grounds…
Erman Çetin
Aydın - 2021
Attack on Aydınpost newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief Erman Çetin
Erman Çetin, the Editor-in-Chief of the local Aydınpost newspaper in, and its camera operator were threatened and attacked by shopkeeper H.K. while they were doing street interviews with the shopkeepers…
JinNews
Diyarbakır - 2021
Access block to JinNews
An access block was imposed on the websites of JinNews news agency “jinnews32.xyz” and “jinnews34.xyz” by the decision of the Diyarbakır 5th Criminal Judgeship of Peace (September 6). 
Eylem Nazlıer
İstanbul - 2021
Police intervention against Eylem Nazlıer
With the September 1 World Peace Day demonstration in İstanbul prevented, the İstanbul Labor, Peace and Democracy Forces attempted to make a press statement, during which the police tried to…
Mustafa Hoş
İzmir - 2021
Investigation against Mustafa Hoş
The Press Crimes Investigation Bureau of the İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation against journalist Mustafa Hoş on the grounds of his remarks during a program that he…
Baransel Ağca
İstanbul - 2021
Baransel Ağca – trial for “insulting the President of the Republic”
On the grounds of a social media post of his from the year 2016, an investigation was launched against journalist Baransel Ağca on charge of “insulting the President of the…
Barış Kaya
Ankara - 2021
FOX TV reporter not allowed in Ömer Çelik’s press conference
FOX TV reporter Barış Kaya was not allowed to follow the press conference held by Justice and Development Party (AKP) Spokesperson Ömer Çelik after the Central Executive Board meeting on…
Celal Eren Çelik
Ankara - 2021
Attack on Celal Eren Çelik
haberalternatif.com news website’s Editor-in-Chief Celal Eren Çelik announced that he was punched in a cafe on September 2, 2021. Çelik said that the assaulters pulled a gun on the cafe…
Emre Orman
İstanbul - 2021
Investigation against Emre Orman
On the grounds of his posts about the fascist attack on Syrians in Ankara’s Altındağ, an investigation has been launched against journalist Emre Orman on charge of “provoking the public…
Baransel Ağca
2021
3rd investigation against Baransel Ağca
An investigation has been launched against journalist Baransel Ağca for the third time over his news about the suspicious death of student Yeldana Kaharman from Kazakhstan in 2019. Ağca has…
BirGün
İstanbul - 2021
Access block to news on Zindashti case – BirGün
According to EngelliWeb’s post, with its decision no. 2021/5116 dated September 1, 2021, the İstanbul Anadolu 8th Criminal Judgeship of Peace has ruled that various news reports regarding the Zindashti…
diken.com.tr
İstanbul - 2021
Access block to news on Zindashti case – diken.com.tr
According to EngelliWeb’s post, with its decision no. 2021/5116 dated September 1, 2021, the İstanbul Anadolu 8th Criminal Judgeship of Peace has ruled that various news reports regarding the Zindashti…
Cumhuriyet Newspaper
İstanbul - 2021
Access block to news on Zindashti case – Cumhuriyet newspaper
According to EngelliWeb’s post, with its decision no. 2021/5116 dated September 1, 2021, the İstanbul Anadolu 8th Criminal Judgeship of Peace has ruled that various news reports regarding the Zindashti…
Öznur Değer
Mardin - 2021
Investigation against Öznur Değer
The Mardin Kızıltepe Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation against journalist Öznur Değer, a reporter for JinNews, on charge of “provoking the public to hatred and hostility, degrading.”…
İnan Kızılkaya
İstanbul - 2019
A lawsuit against İnan Kızılkaya and Can Dündar with the allegation of insult: İnan Kızılkaya
A lawsuit was filed against Inan Kızılkaya, the former managing editor of Özgür Gündem and Can Dündar, editor-in-chief on Watch campaign supporting the Özgür Gündem Daily, based on the complaints…
Derya Okatan
Ankara - 2021
Derya Okatan – trial for “successively propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
Upon a tip-off to the Ankara Provincial Security Directorate, journalist Derya Okatan faced an investigation over the news posted on the Twitter and Facebook accounts of the Etkin News Agency…
Ahmet Kanbal
Mardin - 2021
Ahmet Kanbal – investigation for “marking a counterterrorism official as a target”
The Nusaybin Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation against Mezopotamya Agency (MA) reporter Ahmet Kanbal on the grounds that he wrote the names of the police officers in…
Ozan Acıdere
İstanbul - 2021
Detention of Ozan Acıdere
Journalist Ozan Acıdere was taken into custody along with eight students while he was covering the press statement of Boğaziçi University students against the trustee-rector appointment to their university. Charged…
Emre Erçis
İstanbul - 2021
Armed attack against Emre Erciş
Person or persons who approached Emre Erciş on a motorcycle opened fire on the journalist in an area near his house in Silivrikapı in İstanbul’s Fatih district. Wounded in his…
Erdal Can İçelli
İstanbul - 2021
Intervention against journalists by neighborhood guards – Erdal Can İçelli
After Zümra Nur Şenyurt (3) was found unconscious in the apartment where she lives in İstanbul’s Beylikdüzü district, Demirören News Agency (DHA) journalist Ahmet Yeşilmen and Kubilay Özev and İhlas…
Kubilay Özev
İstanbul - 2021
Intervention against journalists by neighborhood guards – Kubilay Özev
After Zümra Nur Şenyurt (3) was found unconscious in the apartment where she lives in İstanbul’s Beylikdüzü district, Demirören News Agency (DHA) journalist Ahmet Yeşilmen and Kubilay Özev and İhlas…
Ahmet Yeşilmen
İstanbul - 2021
Intervention against journalists by neighborhood guards – Ahmet Yeşilmen
After Zümra Nur Şenyurt (3) was found unconscious in the apartment where she lives in İstanbul’s Beylikdüzü district, Demirören News Agency (DHA) journalist Ahmet Yeşilmen and Kubilay Özev and İhlas…
Merdan Yanardağ
2021
Investigation against Merdan Yanardağ
An investigation has been launched against TELE 1 TV Editor-in-Chief journalist Merdan Yanardağ over his article “As the order turns out to be a mafia!” (Düzenin Mafyalaşması!) published in daily…
İsmail Arı
İstanbul - 2021
Investigation against BirGün journalists – İsmail Arı
Upon the criminal complaint of Red Crescent Chair Kerem Kınık over the news report titled “BirGün has accessed the documents of fines imposed on the Red Crescent Chair and Director…
Yaşar Aydın
İstanbul - 2021
Investigation against BirGün journalists – Yaşar Aydın
Upon the criminal complaint of Red Crescent Chair Kerem Kınık over the news report titled “BirGün has accessed the documents of fines imposed on the Red Crescent Chair and Director…
İbrahim Varlı
İstanbul - 2021
Investigation against BirGün journalists – İbrahim Varlı
Upon the criminal complaint of Red Crescent Chair Kerem Kınık over the news report titled “BirGün has accessed the documents of fines imposed on the Red Crescent Chair and Director…
Büşra Taşkıran
Ankara - 2021
Prevention of journalists from following up the incidents in Ankara’s Altındağ – Büşra Taşkıran
Journalists Seda Taşkın and Büşra Taşkıran were prevented from following up the attempted attacks against the houses and workplaces of Syrian and Afghan migrants in Altındağ district in Ankara on…
Seda Taşkın
Ankara - 2021
Prevention of journalists from following up the incidents in Ankara’s Altındağ – Seda Taşkın
Journalists Seda Taşkın and Büşra Taşkıran were prevented from following up the attempted attacks against the houses and workplaces of Syrian and Afghan migrants in Altındağ district in Ankara on…
Beritan Canözer
Diyarbakır - 2021
Detention of JinNews reporter Beritan Canözer
Beritan Canözer, a reporter for JinNews, was taken into custody in a raid to her house in Diyarbakır as part of an investigation launched against her (August 13). Giving her…
Habertürk
2021
Administrative fine on Habertürk by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has imposed an administrative fine on Habertürk TV over the reaction of Fatih Altaylı against the ongoing anti-vaccination of people based on no…
KRT
2021
Fire watch: Administrative fine on KRT TV by RTÜK (Şimdiki Zaman)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has imposed an administrative fine on KRT TV on the grounds that the guests of the “Şimdiki Zaman” (Present Time) program, in their…
Tele 1
2021
Fire watch: Administrative fine on TELE 1 by RTÜK (Gün Başlıyor)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has imposed an administrative fine on TELE 1 over the remarks of presenter Can Ataklı during the “Gün Başlıyor” (Day is Starting) program.…
Fox TV
2021
Fire watch: 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 of the remarks uttered during a live broadcast by its reporter, who…
Halk TV
2021
Fire watch: Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK (August 5, Ayşenur Arslan’la Medya Mahallesi)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has imposed an administrative fine on Halk TV on the grounds of Ayşenur Arslan’s comments about the document sent by the RTÜK to…
Halk TV
2021
Fire watch: Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK (August 4, Ayşenur Arslan’la Medya Mahallesi)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has imposed an administrative fine on Halk TV on the grounds of Ayşenur Arslan’s comments about the document sent by the RTÜK to…
Halk TV
2021
Fire watch: Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK (August 3, Gökmen Karadağ ile Açıkça)
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has imposed an administrative fine on Halk TV due to the criticisms of CHP Muğla MP Mürsel Alban, who attended the live broadcast…
Murat Ağırel
2021
Death threat against Murat Ağırel on social media
Murat Ağırel, a columnist for daily Yeniçağ and presenter for Halk TV, was threatened on social media by Emrah Çelik, a member of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Kapaklı…
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