MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Terrorism investigation against journalist İsmail Saymaz
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
İsmail Saymaz
CITY
İstanbul
LAST UPDATED
10/05/2022
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Internet News Portal
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
Public Prosecution Offices
Opening a criminal investigation
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Anti-Terror Law

A “terrorism” investigation has been launched against journalist İsmail Saymaz after he wrote about the wife of judge Murat Bircan, who gave the conviction decisions in the Gezi Trial. Saymaz wrote that Bircan’s wife is a “FETÖ confessor.”

Journalist Saymaz stated the following on his Twitter account “Since I wrote that the wife of the judge in the Gezi Park Trial, who himself was a candidate for the AK Party, was a suspect in FETÖ and gave a statement, a terrorism investigation was launched against me.” Saymaz also said that he will go to testify with his lawyer on Thursday (May 10).