MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Barış Pehlivan – “insulting a public officer”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Barış Pehlivan
CITY
Ankara
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2023
LAST UPDATED
21/11/2023
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Print Media
Newspaper
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. 125/3

Barış Pehlivan and Mustafa Büyüksipahi, former Chief Editor of Cumhuriyet newspaper, are on trial at Ankara 19th Criminal Court of First Instance on charges of “insulting a public official” (TCK 125/3) for their news reports on Hamit Kocabey, a former member of the Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK).

At the fifth hearing held on November 21, the court decided to ask the Ankara 39th Criminal Court of First Instance for information on the merger decision and adjourned the trial to December 7 (November 21).