MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Detention of journalist Mehmet Aslan
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Mehmet Aslan
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
05/01/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Other
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
Third-Party Interference
Physical Interference
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Other Laws

Mezopotamya Agency (MA) reporter Mehmet Aslan was detained in a raid on his house in İstanbul as part of an investigation carried out by the Antalya Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office. The police searched the house for over an hour, detained Aslan by handcuffing him behind his back and seized his digital materials and several magazines and books at the house (January 5).