MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Oktay Candemir – trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Oktay Candemir
CITY
Van
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
08/04/2021
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

A lawsuit was filed against journalist Oktay Candemir on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization”. The videos and photographs in his digital materials seized in a house raid on April 4, 2019 and some of his social media posts in 2014-2015 were cited as criminal evidence. The images captured by Candemir while he was covering the meetings and demonstrations of the Democratic Society Party (DTP) in Ağrı, Kars and Iğdır in 2005-2019 for news were also cited as crime elements in the indictment accepted by the Van 5th High Criminal Court. The first hearing of the trial will be held on June 17, 2021 (April 8).