MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Baransel Ağca – trial for “insulting the President of the Republic”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Baransel Ağca
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
02/09/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Social Media Account
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Journalist
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Judicial Interference
Criminal Courts
Approval of the indictment and initiating the prosecution
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 299

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 Republic” as per the Article 299 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK).

The İstanbul 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance accepted the indictment on September 2, 2021 (September 2).