MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Can Ataklı – trial for “degrading the religious values of a section of the public”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Can Ataklı
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
05/01/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Other
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. 216/1

Upon the criminal complaint of two lawyers from the “Fraternity Association” (Kardeşlik Derneği) against Can Ataklı on charge of “inciting the public to enmity and hatred”, the İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation against Ataklı, who said in a YouTube video, “It doesn’t seem possible to me anymore that [President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan will leave power with an election” (January 5).