The Law on the Organization and Functions of the Prime Ministry Directorate General of Press and Information has been repealed by the Statutory Decree no. 703, wich was published on the Official Gazette July 9 2018. In result, the duties and authorities of the Directorate General of Press and Information, which was affiliated with the Prime Ministry and authorized to issue yellow press cards, have been handed over to the Presidency Directorate of Communication.
Following to this, on 14 December 2018, the new regulation on press cards was published on the Official Gazette and entered into force.
After the regulation entered into force on December 14, 2018, the ÇGD appealed to the Council of State on February 12, 2019 on the ground that some of its articles conflict with the Constitution and the related laws.
Accordingly, four months later, the Council of State has requested that the Presidency Directorate of Communications prepare a statement of defense regarding the Press Card Regulation.