19 Cases are listed
In democratic societies, all kinds of harassment, threats, psychological intimidation, physical intervention and attempts against media representatives are sanctioned. In addition, it is obligatory to have the channels of legal remedies open in cases such as the revocation of censorship on the news and the annulment of any regulation that would restrict journalistic activities. This struggle is to keep the information channels of the public open.
Abdullah Kılıç
Turkey sentenced to pay journalist Abdullah Kılıç damages
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) concluded the individual application submitted by Habertürk TV former Editor-in-Chief Abdullah Kılıç in March 2017.  Finding the arrest and pre-trial detention of Kılıç…
Bülent Kılıç
İstanbul - 2021
Court’s ruling for disproportionate violence against AFP reporter Kılıç
On January 26, 2021, photojournalist Bülent Kılıç was subjected to police violence during the 19th Pride March, being tortured and detained during news follow-up. AFP reporter Kılıç’s lawyers took legal…
İstanbul - 2022
Investigation against the police officers who battered journalists on the anniversary of Gezi resistance
The İstanbul Regional Administrative Court’s 1st Administrative Trial Chamber annulled the decision of the İstanbul Governor’s Office to not give permission for investigation against the police officers who battered journalists…
İstanbul - 2022
Criminal complaint by journalists about police violence
Battered while following the press statement to be made by the relatives of prisoners at Kartal Square in İstanbul on September 3, 2022, Mezopotamya Agency (MA) reporter Doğan Kaynak and…
Ankara - 2022
Lawsuit for the annulment of “Press Ethical Principles” by the Council of State
The Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB) appealed to the Council of State and requested that the the execution of the Press Ethical Principles, which was published in the Official…
Ensar Özdemir
Gaziantep - 2019
Journalist Ensar Özdemir’s action for fixing of period of service against Anadolu Agency
In 2019, journalist Ensar Özdemir, via his attorney Hasan Önder Sulu, filed an action for fixing of period against Anadolu Agency (AA) on the grounds that he had been employed…
Yelda Çiçek
Diyarbakır - 2019
Application to the Constitutional Court regarding the prison sentence of journalist Yelda Çiçek
Taken into custody despite presenting her press card during the protest against the appointment of trustees to Diyarbakır municipalities in 2019 and sentenced to 5 months in prison in the…
İstanbul - 2022
Investigation against police chief Hanifi Zengin, who threatened journalists
Following the criminal complaint of the Legal Unit of the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) on charges of “misconduct in office”, “threat” and “violation of the freedom to work…
Evrensel Daily
İstanbul - 2022
Pilot ruling by the Constitutional Court: BİK’s fines “violate freedom of expression”
The Constitutional Court handed down a pilot ruling regarding the public ad cuts imposed by the Press Advertisement Institution (BİK) on daily Cumhuriyet, Sözcü, BirGün and Evrensel. Reviewing the 14…
Mahmut Oral
Diyarbakır - 2022
Lawsuit for press card by Mahmut Oral against Directorate of Communications
Mahmut Oral, the Diyarbakır Representative for Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS), filed a lawsuit against the Presidency’s Directorate of Communications by applying to the Ankara Administrative Court on Duty on…
Hacı Boğatekin
Adıyaman - 2012
Constitutional Court overturns the ruling of damages against Hacı Boğatekin – on the grounds of “violation of freedom of press and expression”
The Constitutional Court has overturned the ruling of damages given to Gerger Fırat newspaper’s owner and managing editor Hacı Boğatekin in 2012 on the grounds that he reported on the…
Erdal İmrek
İstanbul - 2014
3 police officers who battered Erdal İmrek to be potentially tried for torture and hindering press freedom
Following an event in İstanbul’s Taksim on May 31, 2014, the first anniversary of the Gezi resistance, the then Evrensel editor Erdal İmrek was deforced and battered by police officers.…
Gökhan Biçici
İstanbul - 2013
Police officers who inflicted violence on journalist Gökhan Biçici during Gezi to be put on trial
Following the ruling of “right violation” given by the Constitutional Court, the İstanbul 6th Criminal Judgeship of Peace ruled that the police officers who inflicted violence on dokuz8HABER Editor-in-Chief Gökhan…
Nadire Mater
İstanbul - 2018
Lawsuit for press card filed by Nadire Mater against Directorate of Communications
IPS Communication Foundation Chair and bianet Project Advisor Nadire Mater has won the lawsuit against the Presidency’s Communications Directorate for its failure to renew her permanent press card after a…
İstanbul - 2021
The Council of State’s decision to suspend the execution of the circular banning audio-visual recording of police
The Plenary Session of Administrative Law Chambers of the Council of State has given its final decision regarding the application of the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) about the banning…
Ankara - 2021
Life sentence for the “coup raid” on TRT
At the final hearing held at the Sincan Penal Institutions Campus, the Ankara 19th High Criminal Court handed down its ruling regarding the raid on the state channel TRT building…
Murat Güreş
Gaziantep - 2021
Murat Güreş – Court case over “unfair arrest”
Arrested for 14 days in 2017 on charge of “violating the confidentiality of the investigation” on the grounds that “he had published the statement of a FETÖ suspect”, journalist Murat…
Kazım Güleçyüz
Ankara - 2021
Court case by Kazım Güleçyüz for his press card
On the grounds that his permanent press card was not renewed, Yeni Asya newspaper editor-in-chief Kazım Güleçyüz filed a lawsuit against the Presidency’s Communications Directorate. In the justification of the…
Journalists' Union of Turkey
Ankara - 2021
Police prevention on 1st of May taken to court – Journalists’ Union of Turkey
Faced with police prevention during the police interventions against the 1st of May rallies in Ankara, Yol TV reporter Özge Uyanık, together with the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS), filed…
Özge Uyanık
Ankara - 2021
Police prevention on 1st of May taken to court – Özge Uyanık
Faced with police prevention during the police interventions against the 1st of May rallies in Ankara, Yol TV reporter Özge Uyanık, together with the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS), filed…
Refik Tekin
Şırnak - 2021
Low damages ruled for the gunshot injury of Refik Tekin in Cizre
The Court of Appeals examined the request for damages of İMC TV camera operator Refik Tekin, who was shot in his leg by the fire opened from armed vehicles in…
Hakan Denizli
Adana - 2021
Hakan Denizli’s appeal against the sentences given to assaulters
In the trial over the attack on journalist Hakan Denizli in Seyhan district of Adana provicne on May 24, 2019, the Adana Criminal Court of First Instance ruled that five…
Kutlu Adalı
Investigation into Kutlu Adalı murder
In a video that he posted on May 24, 2021, crime group leader Sedat Peker referred to the murder of journalist Kutlu Adalı in Northern Cyprus in 1996 and pointed…
Evrensel Daily
İstanbul - 2021
Lawsuit against public ad cut of Evrensel newspaper
Devrim Avcı, the attorney of Evrensel newspaper, appealed to the İstanbul 3rd Civil Court of First Instance and demanded the reversal of the three-day public ad cut imposed on the…
Yol TV
İstanbul - 2017
Trial over Yol TV’s broadcast suspension on Türksat Satellite
Ankara 10th Administrative Court began to discuss the objection of Yol TV, where RTÜK stopped broadcasting on Türksat Satellite. Both the channel and the RTUK lawyers made a defense in…
Fatih Polat
İstanbul - 2019
Criminal complaint about Çağdaş Kaplan by Fatih Polat
Criminal complaint about “calumny against Evrensel”: Evrensel Newspaper editor-in-chief Fatih Polat referred to the indictment against journalist Çağdaş Kaplan, who was charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” due to…
Burak Ustaoğlu
Burak Ustaoğlu proved right
The Ankara 14th Administrative Court overturned the reprimand given by TRT to Haber-Sen union’s Secretary General Burak Ustaoğlu, who had written for daily Evrensel about the TRT’s transformation in his…
İsmail Küçükkaya
İstanbul - 2021
İsmail Küçükkaya’s lawsuit against The Marmara Hotel
İsmail Küçükkaya, a news presenter of Fox TV, announced that they would file a lawsuit against The Marmara Hotel, which shared the camera footage featuring his meeting with Republican People’s…
Hürriyet Newspaper employees
İstanbul - 2021
Hürriyet Newspaper employees’ court case over union membership
The lawsuit for reinstatement filed by 23 of the 45 press workers who were dismissed from Hürriyet newspaper because they had become members of a labor union began at the…
Murat Aksoy
İstanbul - 2021
Murat Aksoy not given his passport back
Released by the İstanbul 25th High Criminal Court on January 4, 2019 before he was sentenced to 2 years, 1 month in prison for “aiding the FETÖ”, journalist Murat Aksoy…
Aydın Engin
Lawsuit by Aydın Engin for “permanent press card”
Aydın Engin, a journalist for 51 years, filed a lawsuit against the Presidency’s Communications Directorate on the grounds that he had not been given his permanent press card without any…
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