MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Access block to Sedat Peker’s social media accounts and posts
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Sedat Peker
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
25/06/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Social Media Account
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Other
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Judicial Interference
Criminal Peace Judgeships
Decision to block access
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Law on Regulating Broadcasting (Publication) in the Internet and Fighting Against Crimes Committed by Means of Such Broadcasting

An access block has been imposed on crime group leader Sedat Peker’s YouTube channel and some videos and his Twitter and Instagram accounts on the grounds of “protecting national security and public order”. IT law specialist Prof. Yaman Akdeniz from the Freedom of Expression Association has said that the ban has not yet been put into effect though the related platforms have representatives in Turkey. After an operation was carried out against his organization and his house was raided, Peker has been sharing videos since May 2021, targeting the government, especially Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu (June 25).