MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Detention of Oktay Candemir
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Oktay Candemir
CITY
Van
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2020
LAST UPDATED
08/09/2020
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 Peace Judgeships
Imposition of judicial control measures
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 130

Journalist Oktay Candemir tweeted a critical message about the “Resurrection: Ertuğrul” (Diriliş Ertuğrul”) TV series aired on state channel TRT then the house of Candemir was raided and he was taken into custody on September 7 in the scope of the Art.130, “insulting the memory of a dead person”. He was released on probation by the Van 2nd Penal Court of Peace (8 September).