MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Kemal Aykut – trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Kemal Aykut
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
22/06/2021
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
Criminal Courts
Approval of the indictment and initiating the prosecution
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Anti-Terror Law
Art. 7/2

Over a news report titled “The Palace has gone crazy” (Saray çıldırdı) published in Özgür Gündem on September 8, 2015, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper Hüseyin Aykol, Managing Editor Reyhan Çapan, columnist Hasan Başak and Kemal Aykut were put on trial by the İstanbul 14th High Criminal Court on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization.”

At the hearing held on February 24, 2021, the court ruled that the execution of the warrant issued against Başak and Aykut should be awaited. The next hearing will be held on June 22 (February 24).

At the hearing held on June 22, 2021, the court board ruled that the execution of the detention warrants against Kemal Yakut and Hasan Başak should be awaited. The next hearing will be held on November 3 (June 22).