MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Lawsuit against Eren Tutel for “insult”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Eren Tutel
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
28/04/2021
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Internet News Portal
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
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 125/1

Eren Tutel, the sports editor of BirGün newspaper, was faced with a lawsuit for “insulting a public official” (as per the Article 125 of the Turkish Penal Code – TCK) due to a news report about the Turkish Wushu Federation (TWF).

Accepted by the İstanbul 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance upon the complaint of TWF Deputy Chair Abdurrahman Akyüz and his daughter Elif Akyüz, the case will begin with the first hearing on September 30, 2021 (April 28).