MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Cem Bahtiyar – trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Cem Bahtiyar
CITY
Balıkesir
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
02/06/2022
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
Anti-Terror Law
Art. 7/2

Journalist Cem Bahtiyar was put on trial over his social media posts on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” as per the Article 7/2 of the Anti-Terror Law (TMK).

At the hearing held on June 2, 2022, the court heard the case on file as Bahtiyar and his lawyer had offered an excuse. The trial has been adjourned until October (June 2).