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Etkin News Agency
Diyarbakır - 2022
Access block to ETHA
With the decision of Diyarbakır 5th Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated July 18, 2022, an access block was imposed on the website of Etkin News Agency (ETHA) “https://www.etha43.com” for protecting…
BirGün
İstanbul - 2022
“Additional indicator” fine on birgun.net by Press Advertisement Institution
Upon a complaint about a news report regarding Dokuz Eylül University, the Press Advertisement Institution (BİK) fined birgun.net by cutting its right to an additional indicator for 7 days. The…
Öznur Değer
Mardin - 2022
Investigation against JinNews reporter Öznur Değer
The Mardin Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation against JinNews reporter Öznur Değer on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” on the grounds of two social media…
diken.com.tr
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to Diken by Boğaziçi University Rectorate
On July 21, 2022, Diken news website published a news report titled “The mystery of communication faculty at Boğaziçi University”, where it was reported that the Communication Faculty of Boğaziçi…
diken.com.tr
İstanbul - 2022
Censorship on Diken’s “news on censorship” – news on “Sivas Governor”
The court previously ruled that Diken news website’s news report about the complaint submitted against Sivas Governor Yılmaz Şimşek to the Interior Ministry on the grounds that he had illegal…
Evrensel Daily
Aydın - 2022
Access block to Evrensel’s news on suspicious death in Aydın Prison
On the grounds of violation of personality rights, the Aydın 1st Criminal Judgeship of Peace, with its decision dated July 18, 2022 and numbered 2022/3121, ruled that an access block…
bianet
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to news on access block to news on Emine Erdoğan
The İstanbul Anadolu 2nd Criminal Judgeship of Peace imposed an access block on the news about the Environmental Agency to which access was blocked upon the request of President and…
diken.com.tr
İstanbul - 2022
Censorship on Diken’s news on “Sivas Governor”
With its decision dated July 22, 2022 and numbered 2022/1851, the Sivas 2nd Criminal Judgeship of Peace ruled that Diken news website’s news report about the complaint submitted against Sivas…
BirGün
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to BirGün’s news on “Society for Spreading Wisdom”
The İstanbul 5th Criminal Judgeship of Peace gave a ruling on the news report “Tender society!” published on BirGün news website on July 14 and ruled that “the content should…
Melis Ciddioğlu
Ankara - 2022
Police violence against Pirha journalist Melis Ciddioğlu
Women from the Confederation of Public Employees Trade Unions (KESK) who wanted to protest the Council of State’s ruling on the withdrawal from the İstanbul Convention in Ankara were prevented…
bianet
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to 130 news reports on President Erdoğan’s former lawyer
AKP Chair and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s former lawyer Mustafa Doğan İnal had an access block imposed on 130 news reports, publications and posts about himself. Submitting a petition to…
Yakup Demir
Diyarbakır - 2022
Attack on journalist Yakup Demir
Yakup Demir, a reporter for Mesopotamia Agency (MA), was physically attacked by Fevziye Karaer, a lawyer registered in the Gaziantep Bar Association, while he was covering the tension between the…
İzel Sezer
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit against İzel Sezer
Mustafa Doğan İnal, the former lawyer of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, filed a lawsuit against İleri Haber news website’s Editor-in-Chief İzel Sezer and Managing Editor Batuhan Batun after the allegations…
Batuhan Batan
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit against İleri Haber Managing Editor Batuhan Batan
Mustafa Doğan İnal, the former lawyer of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, filed a lawsuit against İleri Haber news website’s Editor-in-Chief İzel Sezer and Managing Editor Batuhan Batun after the allegations…
Tele1TV
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Tele1 by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has imposed an administrative fine on Tele1 on the grounds that the report of the Court of Accounts was criticized during a broadcast…
Halk TV
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has imposed a second administrative fine on Halk TV, which broadcast CHP Chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s statement on “TURKEN Foundation” dated May 24, 2022…
Barış Terkoğlu
Sivas - 2022
Access block to Barış Terkoğlu’s column
With the decision of the Şarkışla Criminal Judgeship of Peace dated July 8, 2022 and numbered 2022/333 and on the grounds of violating personality rights, an access block has been…
Halk TV
İstanbul - 2022
“Program suspension” fine to Halk TV by RTÜK
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has fined Halk TV with 3-times program suspension on the grounds that Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Mehmet Tiryaki called imprisoned leader of…
Ömer Çelik
Diyarbakır - 2022
Censorship on journalist Ömer Çelik’s letter for being “objectionable”
Taken into custody on June 8, 2022 as part of an investigation launched by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, 16 of the 22 people, 20 of whom were journalists,…
Deniz Nazlım
Ankara - 2022
Detention of Deniz Nazlım
Before the press statement to be held by the Dicle Fırat Journalists’ Association and Mesopotamia Women Journalists’ Platform in Ankara for the 16 journalists arrested in Diyarbakır, journalists Sibel Yükler,…
Yıldız Tar
Ankara - 2022
Detention of Kaos GL Media and Communication Coordinator journalist Yıldız Tar
Before the press statement to be held by the Dicle Fırat Journalists’ Association and Mesopotamia Women Journalists’ Platform in Ankara for the 16 journalists arrested in Diyarbakır, journalists Sibel Yükler,…
Sibel Yükler
Ankara - 2022
Detention of journalist Sibel Yükler
Before the press statement to be held by the Dicle Fırat Journalists’ Association and Mesopotamia Women Journalists’ Platform in Ankara for the 16 journalists arrested in Diyarbakır, journalists Sibel Yükler,…
Canan Coşkun
İstanbul - 2021
Canan Coşkun – trial for “marking counterterrorism officials as targets”
Having reported on the indictment issued against the Religious Scholars Solidarity Association (DİAYDER) in December 2021, journalists Canan Coşkun and Barış Pehlivan wrote that the trial would be heard by…
Barış Pehlivan
İstanbul - 2021
Barış Pehlivan – trial for “marking counterterrorism officials as targets”
Having reported on the indictment issued against the Religious Scholars Solidarity Association (DİAYDER) in December 2021, journalists Canan Coşkun and Barış Pehlivan wrote that the trial would be heard by…
Kadri Esen
Diyarbakır - 2022
Xwebûn newspaper’s Grant Holder Kadri Esen – trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
A lawsuit was filed against Kadri Esen, the Grant Holder of the Kurdish Xwebûn newspaper, on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” due to a social media post. A…
Ali Ergin Demirhan
İstanbul - 2020
Ali Ergin Demirhan – trial for “insulting the President of the Republic”
In the trial of journalist Ali Ergin Demirhan for “insulting the President of the Republic” due to a social media post, the third hearing was held at the İstanbul 55th…
DW Türkçe
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to DW Türkçe
On the grounds that they did not apply to the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) for a license about their video news, an access block has been imposed on…
VOA Türkçe
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to VOA Türkçe
On the grounds that they did not apply to the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) for a license about their video news, an access block has been imposed on…
Uğur Dündar
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit against Uğur Dündar for “praising the crime and the criminal”
A lawsuit was filed against journalist Uğur Dündar upon the criminal complaint of Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu. Accepting his complaint as evidence, the İstanbul Beykoz Prosecutor’s Office lodged an…
Freedom of Expression Association
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to news on an access block – Freedom of Expression Association
An access block has been imposed on content on the website of Freedom of Expression Association (İFÖD) as per the decision no. 2022/5892 dated June 29, 2022 handed down by…
Radyo Sputnik
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Radyo Sputnik by RTÜK – Seyir Hali program
According to a statement released by the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) on June 29, 2022, an administrative fine on the upper limit has been imposed on Radyo Sputnik…
TGRT Haber
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on TGRT by RTÜK
According to a statement released by the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) on June 29, 2022, an administrative sanction has been imposed on TGRT on the grounds of a…
Tele1
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on TELE 1 by RTÜK – (for violating broadcasting principles)
According to a statement released by the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) on June 29, 2022, TELE 1 TV channel has been given an administrative fine on the upper…
KRT
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on KRT by RTÜK – Olağan İşler program
According to a statement released by the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) on June 29, 2022, an administrative fine on the upper limit has been imposed on KRT TV…
Halk TV
İstanbul - 2022
Administrative fine on Halk TV by RTÜK – Kadraj ve Mesele program
According to a statement released by the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) on June 29, 2022, an administrative fine on the upper limit has been imposed on Halk TV…
Uğur Koç
İstanbul - 2021
Lawsuit against birgun.net Managing Editor Uğur Koç
After the allegations of Workers’ Party of Turkey (TİP) MP Ahmet Şık on social media concerning battery of spouse and some incidents of corruption with regards to a “senior member…
Uğur Şahin
İstanbul - 2021
Lawsuit against BirGün newspaper’s News Director Uğur Şahin
After the allegations of Workers’ Party of Turkey (TİP) MP Ahmet Şık on social media concerning battery of spouse and some incidents of corruption with regards to a “senior member…
Görkem Kınacı
İstanbul - 2021
Lawsuit against Evrensel newspaper’s Managing Editor Görkem Kınacı
After the allegations of Workers’ Party of Turkey (TİP) MP Ahmet Şık on social media concerning battery of spouse and some incidents of corruption with regards to a “senior member…
Evrensel Daily
İstanbul - 2016
Lawsuit against Evrensel newspaper as per the Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code
Over the news report titled “Police raked the people in Nusaybin, wounding 3” and published on Evrensel newspaper on March 13, 2016, a lawsuit was filed against the then managing…
abcgazete
İstanbul - 2022
Order for removal of 33 news reports from ABC Gazetesi news website
The ABC Gazetesi announced that 33 news reports published on the news website were facing a removal order. The situation was announced to the public in an article penned by…
Çiğdem Toker
İstanbul - 2022
Access block to Çiğdem Toker’s article – Tender for Halkalı-Ispartakule Railway Line
The column article of Sözcü newspaper’s columnist Çiğdem Toker titled “They held the same tender again for twice as much” about the tender for the Halkalı-Ispartakule railway line in İstanbul…
Bülent Kılıç
İstanbul - 2022
Detention of Bülent Kılıç in rear-handcuffs
Several journalists trying to cover the Pride March in İstanbul were prevented by the police. AFP photojournalist Bülent Kılıç was taken into custody. Kılıç was released after giving his statement…
Gökay Başcan
İstanbul - 2022
Investigation against journalist Gökay Başcan
An investigation was launched against BirGün newspaper editör Gökay Başçan over a news report about a tendering regulation for the installment of eyebolts and buoys in bays. According to the…
Nebiye Arı
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit against journalist Nebiye Arı
Journalist Nebiye Arı was detained while following the university students’ protest (We Cannot Find Housing / Shelter Movement) on rising housing prices, amid other necessities fast becoming unaffordable for them.…
Hayri Tunç
İstanbul - 2022
Lawsuit against journalist Hayri Tunç for “inciting the public to hatred and enmity”
A lawsuit was filed against journalist Hayri Tunç on charge of “inciting the public to hatred and enmity” because of his social media post about the Maraş Massacre. In the…
Metin Yoksu
Diyarbakır - 2022
Lawsuit against journalist Metin Yoksu for “propaganda”
The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued an indictment against journalist Metin Yoksu on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”. In the indictment, which was accepted by the İstanbul…
İnci Hekimoğlu
İzmir - 2022
Detention of journalist İnci Hekimoğlu
Journalist İnci Hekimoğlu was detained from her home in İzmir. Hekimoğlu was taken to the Counterterrorism Branch of the İzmir Provincial Security Directorate. Released after her statement was completed at…
Can Ataklı
İstanbul - 2022
Can Ataklı – trial for “publicly degrading a section of the society”
The first hearing of the trial against journalist Can Ataklı, who was prosecuted on charge of “publicly degrading a section of the society” over his statements made on the “Gün…
İsmail Saymaz
İstanbul - 2022
İsmail Saymaz – trial for “insult”
A lawsuit was filed against journalist İsmail Saymaz on charge of “insult” over his statements about the cult leader Büreyde Öncel during a TV program “Esas Mesele” on Yol TV.…
Barış Pehlivan
İstanbul - 2022
Threat against Barış Pehlivan
Barış Pehlivan, a columnist for Cumhuriyet newspaper, announced on his social media account that he was threatened over a column that cited Fırat Delibaş. The threat was from people who…
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