A trial in which author and columnist Perihan Mağden and journalist İnan Ketenciler were accused of “insulting the President of the Republic” concluded on 21 March at the 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance of Istanbul.
The court found Mağden guilty of “insulting the president of the Republic” and sentenced her a judicial fine of TL 7,000. The court acquitted Ketenciler. Mağden was accused because of her remarks in an article in April 2016, in which she likened a contestant in the TV show “Survivor” to President Erdoğan. İnan Ketenciler was accused because the article was posted on the news website T24. (21 March)