Journalist Defense

Judge stopped Ahmet Şık's trial

18 September 2018

Hearing of People's Democratic Party (HDP) MP Ahmet Şık was held at İstanbul 17. Court of First Instance. The case in which Şık was accused of 'publicly insulting the Turkish nation, Turkish Republic and defaming state institutions’ based on his social media posts, was stopped based on Article 83/2 of the Turkish Constitution.

MLSA lawyers file Constitutional Court applications for journalists İdris Sayılgan and Nedim Türfent

18 July 2018
Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) lawyers Veysel Ok and Barış Oflas have applied to the Constitutional Court on behalf of imprisoned Dicle News Agency (DİHA) journalists Nedim Türfent and İdris Sayılgan, demanding a priority review for both journalists and the adoption of an interim measure for their immediate release from prison.