MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Investigation against Ender İmrek
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Ender İmrek
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
15/12/2021
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. 299

According to Ender İmrek’s Twitter post, the Bakırköy Prosecutor’s Office Special Crimes Bureau has launched an investigation against Ender İmrek, a columnist for daily Evrensel, who criticized the lack of firefighting aircraft by referring to the wildfires in Turkey in his article dated July 30, 2021. The columnist has been charged with “insulting the President of the Republic” and “provoking the public to hatred and hostility” (December 15).