Deniz Tekin, Muş - İdris Sayılğan, a reporter for the now-defunct Dicle News Agency, faced terrorism charges at Muş 2. High Criminal Court. Sayılğan will remain detained based on the ‘strong criminal suspicion’ the court has for him.
İstanbul, Turkey - Deniz Yücel, the Turkish correspondent for German newspaper Die Welt, appeared at İstanbul 17. High Criminal Court on the 25 September to present his case for compensation against the Turkish state. His case was rejected by the court, which provided no explanation for its decision.
İstanbul – Criminal charges against People's Democratic Party (HDP) MP Ahmet Şık were dismissed by the İstanbul 17. Court of First Instance today. Şık was accused of 'publicly insulting the Turkish nation, Turkish Republic and defaming state institutions’, charges which arose after he made social media posts critical of the current government.
The Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) recently held a seminar on trial monitoring best practice for journalists, lawyers and civic society workers. MLSA delivered the seminar in partnership with the International Press Institute (IPI) and Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF).