MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Journalist Zafer Arapkirli is on trial for “insult”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Zafer Arapkirli
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2019
LAST UPDATED
26/12/2019
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Social Media Account
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
Criminal Courts
Decision of acquittal
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 125/1

The indictment was prepared by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on the allegation that journalist Zafer Arapkirli insulted Nurettin Yıldız on social media. Zafer Arapkirli has faced up to 2 years and 4 months of imprisonment for “insult”.

The 32nd Criminal Court of First Instance of İstanbul acquitted journalist Zafer Arapkirli, who was on trial for “insult” because of his reaction to Nurettin Yıldız who has said that “6-year-old child can get married”.