MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Detention of Hakan Yalçın
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Hakan Yalçın
CITY
Ankara
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2022
LAST UPDATED
29/10/2022
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
News Agency
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
Arrest warrant/Decision for the continuation of arrest
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 220/6

As part of an Ankara-based investigation, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever, MA reporters Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar and JinNews reporters Habibe Eren and Öznur Değer  as well as Mehmet Günhan were detained on October 25, 2022 (October 25).

Having testified at the Ankara Courthouse, MA Managing Editor Diren Yurtsever, MA reporters  Berivan Altan, Deniz Nazlım, Selman Güzelyüz, Hakan Yalçın, Ceylan Şahinli, Emrullah Acar and JinNews reporters Habibe Eren and Öznur Değer were arrested on charge of “membership of a terrorist organization” (October 29).