A lawsuit was filed against journalist Caner Taşpınar over his book titled “Son-in-law: The Father-in-laws of Gulenists from the AKP” (Damat: Fethullahçıların AKP’li Kayınpederleri). Put on trial for allegedly insulting former Parliamentary Speaker İsmail Kahraman and ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ankara MP Ali İhsan Arslan, Caner Taşpınar will have his first hearing at the İstanbul 11th Criminal Court of First Instance on February 9, 2021.
At the first hearing held on February 9, the court board accepted the complainants’ request for participation in the proceedings due to the possibility that they had been affected by the crime. The board also ruled that the case file should be sent to the prosecutor’s office for the preparation of the opinion as to the accusations. The next hearing will be held on July 1 (February 9).