MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Detention of Mezopotamya Agency Managing Editor Ferhat Çelik
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Ferhat Çelik
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2022
LAST UPDATED
05/01/2022
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
Public Prosecution Offices
Taking into custody

On January 4, 2022, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) Managing Editor Ferhat Çelik was detained over a news report published on the MA’s YouTube page. The warrant was issued by the Gaziantep Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office (January 4).

Çelik was released following his statement at the İstanbul Şişli Security Bureau (January 5). 

After he was released, Ferhat Çelik was detained again and taken to the İstanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan. Following his statement, he was released from the Mecidiyeköy District Security Directorate (January 5).