MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Barış Terkoğlu – trial for “public insult” and “libel”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Barış Terkoğlu
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2022
LAST UPDATED
20/09/2022
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Internet News Portal
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. 125/1

A lawsuit was filed against journalists Barış Terkoğlu and Can Bursalı and Independent Türkçe news website upon the criminal complaint of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s former lawyer Mustafa Doğan İnal on charges of “public insult” and “libel”. 

At the first hearing of the case held at the İstanbul 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance on September 20, 2022, the prosecutor’s office requested that the deficiencies be rectified. The court gave time to journalist Can Bursalı and his lawyer time until they prepared their defense statements. The next hearing will be held on January 26 (September 20).