MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Detention of Mahmut Altuntaş
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Mahmut Altuntaş
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
16/10/2021
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
Third-Party Interference
Other

Mezopotamya Agency (MA) reporters Muhammet Enes Sezgin and Mahmut Altuntaş were taken into custody while they were covering the demonstration at İstiklal Avenue in protest against the Kadıköy Sub-Governor’s Office’s ban on the “Berbang” concert to be held by the Mesopotamia Cultural Center (MKM) on October 16, 2021. With their statements taken at the Beyoğlu District Security Directorate, the journalists were released in the same evening (October 16).