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Mehmet Kamış – trial for “attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Mehmet Kamış
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2017
LAST UPDATED
23/11/2023
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Print Media
Newspaper
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Editor / Editor-In-Chief
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Judicial Interference
Criminal Courts
Arrest warrant/Decision for the continuation of arrest
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Penal Code
Art. 309

“Writer Ahmet Altan, his brother Mehmet Altan, journalist Nazlı Ilıcak, former editor-in-chief of Zaman newspaper Ekrem Dumanlı, former Taraf writer Emre Uslu, journalist Tuncay Opçin, Samanyolu Television’s Washington representative Şemseddin Efe, former editor-in-chief of Today’s Zaman newspaper Bülent Keneş, Professor Osman Özsoy, Zaman newspaper’s Israel correspondent Abdulkerim Balcı, Mehmet Kamış, deputy editor-in-chief; Faruk Kardıç, executive Faruk Kardıç; Fevzi Yazıcı, the visual director of the newspaper; Şükrü Tuğrul Özşengül, a lecturer at the Police Academy; Yakup Şimşek, the brand manager of Zaman newspaper; Ali Çolak, who worked on the culture and arts page of the newspaper; and Tibet Murat Sanlıman, the owner of the agency that shot Zaman’s advertisement film, which was published on October 10, 2015 and was alleged to have called for a coup in the indictment.

During the second hearing of the case held on September 19, 2017, Istanbul 26th High Criminal Court decided to separate the cases of defendants Dumanlı, Özsoy, Uslu, Opçin, Balcı, Keneş, Kardıç, Kamış, Efe and Çolak, for whom an arrest warrant was issued, as they have not yet been caught.

Kamış, who was detained on November 22 due to “attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order” and referred to Istanbul 26th High Criminal Court on November 23 after his interrogation at the prosecutor’s office, was arrested on the grounds of “suspicion of escape” (November 23)