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 AKP Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s wife Emine Erdoğan.
The news reports facing the access block were the ones covering the story about the authority to give tender being handed down to the Environmental Agency, which had been established under the auspices of Emine Erdoğan.
In her application to the İstanbul Anadolu 2nd Criminal Judgeship of Peace via her lawyer Ahmet Özel, Emine Erdoğan argued that her honor was tarnished and her personality rights were thereby violated by the news reports on access blocks.
The court blocked access to 24 news URLs including the related post published in bianet’s Media Monitoring Database. The court also ruled that the related content should be removed (July 22).