MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
The lawsuit against ETHA reporter Tunahan Turhan for violating Law No 2911
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Tunahan Turhan
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2019
LAST UPDATED
08/03/2022
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
News Agency
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
Other Laws

Police blocked the public statement of HDP Kadıköy District in relation trustee assignments in Diyarbakır, Van and Mardin Municipalities while taking ETHA reporter Tunahan Turhan who was following the events, into custody. The reporter was released after his statement at the İstanbul Anatolian Courthouse.

İstanbul Anatolian 13.Assize Criminal Court accepted the indictment of public prosecution office on November 2019. Journalist is standing trial for allegedly violating Law on Meetings and Demonstrations alongside with Taylan Özgür Öztaş. The first hearing of the case will be held on March 18.

Öztaş and Turhan did not attend the fourth hearing of the case on September 29, 2021. The court ruled that the statements of the defendants whose statements had not yet been taken should be taken and the deficiencies should be rectified. The next hearing will be held on March 8, 2022 (September 29).

Öztaş and Turhan and their lawyers did not attend the hearing on March 8, 2022. The court board ruled that the deficiencies should be rectified. The next hearing will be held on September 27 (March 8).