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Emrullah Özbey
Muş - 2021
Only a deferred fine for threat against Emrullah Özbey
On the grounds that he threatened and insulted Haber 49 newspaper’s owner Emrullah Özbey over his article titled “Not Favoritism, But Muş Should Win” (Adamcılık Değil, Muş Kazanmalı), the Muş…
Yavuz Selim Demirağ
Ankara - 2021
Lawsuit into attack on Yavuz Selim Demirağ two years later
On May 11, 2019, Yeniçağ newspaper columnist Yavuz Selim Demirağ was attacked in front of his house in Ankara; a lawsuit has been filed into this attack two years later.…
Levent Gültekin
İstanbul - 2021
Release for the assaulters of Levent Gültekin
In the trial over the attack on journalist Levent Gültekin by a group of people in front of the Halk TV studio in İstanbul’s Bakırköy district in the evening of…
Can Dündar
İstanbul - 2021
Impunity for the attack on Can Dündar
The court of appeals overturned the ruling in the trial over the attempted armed attack on former Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar on May 6, 2016. Assaulter Murat Şahin was previously…
Ahmet Takan
Ankara - 2021
Sentence at the lowest limit for the attack on Ahmet Takan
In the trial over the attack on Korkusuz columnist Ahmet Takan in front of his house in Ankara in November 2019, defendant Emre Aydemir, who battered the journalist with a…
Barış Pehlivan
İstanbul - 2021
“Warning” for violence against Barış Pehlivan
Despite the Justice Ministry inspectors’ recommendation that a reprimand should be given to prison official Muhammed B. for battering Odatv news website’s editor-in-chief Barış Pehlivan while he was entering the…
Cüneyt Akman
Yalova - 2021
Appeal against non-prosecution for targeting remarks about journalists – Cüneyt Akman
The Anadolu Public Prosecutor’s Office concluded that there was no ground for filing a court case against Yalova University Islamic Sciences Faculty member Ebubekir Sifil, who had targeted Sözcü newspaper…
Yılmaz Özdil
Yalova - 2021
Appeal against non-prosecution for targeting remarks about journalists – Yılmaz Özdil
The Anadolu Public Prosecutor’s Office concluded that there was no ground for filing a court case against Yalova University Islamic Sciences Faculty member Ebubekir Sifil, who had targeted Sözcü newspaper…
Journalists' Union of Turkey
Ankara - 2021
Criminal complaint about police violence by Journalists’ Union of Turkey
The Ankara Branch of the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) applied to the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office and filed a criminal complaint about “the increasing police intervention against journalists” during…
Emrullah Özbey
Muş - 2021
Trial over the threat against journalist Emrullah Özbey
Erkan Asya, a relative of the Mayor put on trial for allegedly insulting and threatening Emrullah Özbey, the owner of the Muş Haber 49 newspaper, due to his news report…
Levent Gültekin
İstanbul - 2021
Impunity for attack on Levent Gültekin
Only two of the three detained suspects were arrested in the investigation into the attack on journalist Levent Gültekin by a group of people in Bakırköy Cevizlik Neighborhood, where he…
Doğan Group
İstanbul - 2018
Life sentence for the raid on Doğan Group
Aggravated life imprisonment for the raid on Doğan Media Group: The İstanbul 17th High Criminal Court ruled that arrested former captains Erdal Şeker, Süleyman Ahmet Kaya and Mehmet Akif Aslan…
Seray Şahiner
Bursa - 2018
Impunity for criminal complaint of Seray Şahiner
Taken into custody with her hotel room raided by three male police officers in Bursa, writer Seray Şahiner’s criminal complaint did not end in a lawsuit one the grounds that…
Can Dündar
İstanbul - 2018
“Light” sentence for attack on Can Dündar
In the trial heard by the İstanbul 28th Criminal Court of First Instance, Murat Şahin, who carried out an armed attack on former Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar in front of…
Fatih Altaylı
İstanbul - 2019
Acquittal for Sedat Peker’s death threat – Fatih Altaylı
Acquittal for Sedat Peker’s death threat: Standing trial at the İstanbul 7th Criminal Court of First Instance for threatening Habertürk newspaper columnist Fatih Altaylı on social media, Sedat Peker, who…
Mahmut Bozarslan
2021
Three-year impunity for violence against 10 journalists – Mahmut Bozarslan
There has been impunity for at least 3 years for the security forces’ and a group’s attack on over 10 journalists, including Mahmut Bozarslan, while they were trying to cover…
Ahmet Hakan
İstanbul - 2021
“Light” sentence for attack on Ahmet Hakan
Defendants penalized for attacking Ahmet Hakan: The İstanbul 39th Criminal Court of First Instance sentenced five defendants  (Yahya Kemal Gezen, Uğur Adıyaman, Kamuran Ergin, Fuat Elmas, Ahmet Şengüler) to 2…
TRT
Ankara - 2019
Aggravated life sentence for the raid on TRT
In the trial of 224 defendants as part of the General Staff Roof Case into the attempted coup of July 15, 2016, the Ankara 17th High Criminal Court sentenced Presidency’s…
Cumhuriyet Newspaper
İstanbul - 2021
Life sentence for bombing Cumhuriyet Newspaper
In the trial over the “Council of State” attack and the hand grenade attack on the central office of Cumhuriyet Newspaper in İstanbul, the İstanbul 4th High Criminal Court sentenced…
Hakan Denizli
Adana - 2021
Release of the ones who attacked Hakan Denizli
In the trial of seven people, four arrested, over the armed attack on journalist Hakan Denizli while he was about to get in his car with his daughter and grandchild…
Yavuz Selim Demirağ
İstanbul - 2021
Attack on Yavuz Selim Demirağ not turning into a court case
Impunity for attacks on journalists: In May 2019, when the effects of the March 31 local elections were still ongoing, the perpetrators of the attacks on Yeniçağ newspaper columnist Yavuz…
Barış Pehlivan
İstanbul - 2021
Impunity for violence against Barış Pehlivan
The camera footage regarding the intervention of an official against journalist Barış Pehlivan, who was sent to Silivri Prison in early March, showed the violence he had been subjected to.…
Nevşin Mengü
İstanbul - 2021
Nevşin Mengü’s criminal complaint about ‘lynch’
Journalist Nevşin Mengü applied to the İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office and filed a criminal complaint on the grounds that she was subjected to two social media accounts’ aggressive and…
Hrant Dink Foundation
İstanbul - 2021
Release of defendants in the trial over threats against Hrant Dink Foundation
Put on trial at the İstanbul 56th Criminal Court of First Instance, Hüseyin Ateş and Ersin Başkan, who threatened the Hrant Dink Foundation with the emails that they sent in…
Özgür Ülke
2021
Impunity for the attack on Özgür Ülke
Impunity for the attack on Özgür Ülke newspaper for 26 years: Having lost his life in the bombing of Özgür Ülke newspaper on December 3, 1995, transportation worker Ersin Yıldız…
Fatin Dağıstanlı
İstanbul - 2021
“Provocation” case against Fatin Dağıstanlı
“Provocation” case against Dağıstanlı from Akit: During the “Manşetlerin Dili” (The Language of Headlines) program on Akit TV, presenter Fatin Dağıstanlı targeted Cumhuriyet newspaper columnist Işık Kansu and Cumhuriyet over…
Özgür Gündem
İstanbul - 2016
Raid on Özgür Gündem
A decision of non-prosecution has been given for the criminal complaint regarding the detention and battery of the workers of Özgür Gündem newspaper, İMC TV and Dicle News Agency (DİHA),…
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