MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Investigation against BirGün journalists – İsmail Arı
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
İsmail Arı
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
11/08/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Print Media
Newspaper
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
Opening a criminal investigation
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 136

Upon the criminal complaint of Red Crescent Chair Kerem Kınık over the news report titled “BirGün has accessed the documents of fines imposed on the Red Crescent Chair and Director General” and published on the website on October 4, 2020 and on the newspaper on October 6, 2020, the İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation against BirGün newspaper’s editorial coordinators İbrahim Varlı and Yaşar Aydın and reporter İsmail Arı on charge of “obtaining and disclosing personal information in an unlawful manner” (August 13).