MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Özgür Boğatekin – “propagandising for an organisation” and “turning a counterterrorism official into a target”
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Özgür Boğatekin
CITY
Adıyaman
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2020
LAST UPDATED
14/10/2020
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Social Media Account
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Chief Editor
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Judicial Interference
Public Prosecution Offices
Opening a criminal investigation
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Anti-Terror Law
Art. 7/2

Özgür Boğatekin, on June 13, 2017, shared the video of an argument between Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Tunceli MP Alican Önlü and Gendarmerie Sergeant Major S.Ç. on duty at the checkpoint on Tunceli Pülmür Highway from two days ago on Facebook.  “The petty officer who argued with HDP’s Alican Önlü has become the Gerger Gendarmerie Commander,” he wrote. This post of Boğatekin has been considered “turning a counterterrorism official into a target.” 

Giving his statement, Boğatekin said that he reported the news as Gendarmerie Sergeant Major S.Ç. was appointed to Gerger district, where he himself also lives, and his intention was not propaganda.

The prosecutor’s office has requested that Özgür Boğatekin be penalized as per the 2nd sentence of the Article 7/2 of the Anti-Terror Law (TMK) and the Article 6/1 of the TMK over these posts (October 13).