MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Impunity for the attack on Yavuz Selim Demirağ
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Yavuz Selim Demirağ
CITY
Ankara
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2019
LAST UPDATED
13/05/2019
IMPUNITY CATEGORY
MEDIA
National Media

The Ankara Criminal Judgeship of Peace released six defendants who appeared before the judge on the grounds that they had attacked Yeni Çağ columnist Yavuz Selim Demirağ. The Judgeship released the suspects “because Demirağ was not in a life-threatening condition.” Having battered the journalist with baseball bats and caused him to be hospitalized, the assaulters justified their attacks by saying, “We had a row in traffic, that was why we attacked” (May 13).