MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
The trial against Gazete Yolculuk correspondent Buse Söğütlü for allegedly marking a counterterrorism official as a target
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Buse Söğütlü
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2020
LAST UPDATED
30/04/2020
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Social Media Account
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. 6/1

Gazete Yolculuk correspondent Buse Söğütlü is facing a criminal prosecution due to her tweet criticizing Akın Gürlek, the presiding judge the 37th Heavy Criminal Court of İstanbul where the judicial proceedings of most of the prominent political trials has been concluded recently, for allegedly marking a counterterrorism officer as a target, under Anti-Terror Law. She was taken into custody back on November 10, 2019 within the related investigation and was detained for two days. She has tweeted “I assume that Hitler would have formed the same sentences if he had stepped up from his coffin and presided these proceedings. Leaving professional ethic aside, a person should take the responsibility of her/his job.

The first hearing of the trial will be held on October 14, 2020, by İstanbul 23rd Heavy Criminal Court.