Lawyer Veysel Ok, who has defended dozens of journalists in Turkey who were prosecuted for their work, was awarded the Thomas Dehler Medal 2019, given in the honor of the first Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany.
This week several journalism and freedom of expression trials will resume at courts. Below is a list of this week’s hearings:
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A Turkish Appellate court has overturned a lower court decision that rejected a compensation claim filed by Die Welt journalist Deniz Yücel…
17 May 2019
Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies…
17 May 2019
İstanbul - Thirteenth hearing of the trial where since shuttered Özgür Gündem daily’s former Editors-in-Chief Zana (Bilir) Kaya and Hüseyin…
16 May 2019
Ankara - Erzurum Regional Court’s 6th Penal Chamber reversed the local court’s judgement regarding Mesopotamia Agency (MA) journalist Seda…
15 May 2019
İstanbul - Second hearing of the trial where Evrensel daily Editor-in-Chief Fatih Polat faces “insulting the president” charges because of…
14 May 2019
This week several journalism and freedom of expression trials will resume at courts. Below is a list of this week’s hearings: 14 May…
13 May 2019
Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies…
11 May 2019
Berlin - Die Welt correspondent Deniz Yücel presented his defense statement at Amtsgericht Berlin-Tiergarten Court today. Yücel’s lawyer…
10 May 2019
Next hearing of the “KCK Press” trial where 46 journalists and media workers have been tried for terror-related charges for the past 7…
09 May 2019
İstanbul - Journalist Mehmet Gündem, who is in mid-trial detention in Silivri Prison on charges of “membership in a terrorist organization…
08 May 2019
İstanbul - The trial of the co-editors-in-chief of the shuttered Özgür Gündem daily, the newspaper’s managing editor bearing legal…
08 May 2019
Diyarbakır - The trial of seven journalists who face charges of “turning a counterterrorism official into a target” for sharing news…
08 May 2019
İstanbul -  The court announced its verdict in the trial where journalist Hasan Cemal faced “terrorist propaganda” charges for a column he…
07 May 2019
Former Evrensel reporter Cansu Pişkin is sentenced to 10 years in prison for her news report titled “Special Prosecutor for Boğaziçi…
07 May 2019
İstanbul - Fifth hearing of the trial where photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan faces “membership in a terrorist organization” and “terrorist…
07 May 2019
A Diyarbakır Court has ruled to keep Jinha News Agency correspondent Kibriye Evren in prison Diyarbakır - The Diyarbakır 5th High…
07 May 2019
This week several journalism and freedom of expression trials will resume at courts. Below is a list of this week’s hearings: 7 May…
05 May 2019
Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies…
04 May 2019
İstanbul - Thirteenth hearing of the trial where since shuttered Özgür Gündem daily’s former Editors-in-Chief Zana (Bilir) Kaya and Hüseyin Aykol, Managing Editor İnan Kızılkaya, and columnist Hatip Dicle are charged with Turkish Penal Code’s notorious…
16 May 2019
Ankara - Erzurum Regional Court’s 6th Penal Chamber reversed the local court’s judgement regarding Mesopotamia Agency (MA) journalist Seda Taşkın, who was sentenced to 7 and a half years in prison last fall. The appellate court sentenced Taşkın to 1 year 11…
15 May 2019
A Turkish Appellate court has overturned a lower court decision that rejected a compensation claim filed by Die Welt journalist Deniz Yücel on the grounds that his year-long imprisonment in Turkey has been unlawful.  On 25 September 2018…
17 May 2019
An individual application to the Constitutional Court was filed on journalist Salih Turan’s behalf, who was arrested on “making propaganda for an armed terrorist organization” charges on 12 February. The application was filed by the Head…
01 Mar 2019
Comprehensive justice monitoring study by MLSA suggests that Turkish courts rely on detention measures excessively in freedom of speech trials; detainees are often not brought to court, or they are handcuffed unnecessarily Turkish courts…
22 Jan 2019
An application to the Constitutional Court was filed on behalf of İdris Yılmaz, who is represented by the Media and Law Studies Association. An application to the Constitutional Court was filed on behalf of journalist İdris Yılmaz,…
08 Jan 2019

Lawyer Veysel Ok, who has defended dozens of journalists in Turkey who were prosecuted for their work, was awarded the Thomas Dehler Medal 2019, given in the honor of the first Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Ger

05 Apr 2019

A workshop titled “Training for Lawyers: Human Rights Mechanisms” took place in Prague between 5-8 March 2019.

25 Mar 2019

The investigation concerning the Gezi protests of 2013 has been concluded, and 16 persons, including Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu, who have both been detained pending trial, were indicted.

12 Mar 2019
MLSA’s Legal Unit filed a Constitutional Court application on behalf of jailed journalist Uğur Yılmaz, requesting the release of their client who has been imprisoned for over 16 months, stating that Yılmaz’s detention…
10 Jan 2019
A Kurdish journalist application given priority for the first time by the European Court The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has said it will conduct a priority review of an application filed by journalist İdris…
17 Dec 2018
Writers’ group organizes solidarity campaign for jailed Kurdish journalist PEN International has launched a solidarity campaign for journalist Nedim Türfent, who was convicted on terror charges in late 2017 after…
17 Dec 2018
İstanbul, Turkey - The case of detained journalist Ziya Ataman could be going to the Constitutional Court now that the Legal Unit of the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) has applied to the Court requesting his…
12 Nov 2018
An appeal by 26 journalists was rejected on October 22 by İstanbul Regional Court 2nd Criminal Chamber. Some have been completed their prison sentence, but others – including Oğuz Usluer, a former Habertürk Coordinator…
24 Oct 2018

The court handed down a 1 year and 3 months prison sentence during the final hearing of the trial where Academics for Peace signatory Özlem Beyarslan has been tried on “terrorist propaganda” charges…

26 Feb 2019

Eylem Sonbahar, İstanbul – Four academics who signed a petition declaring "We will not be a party to this crime", in reference to ongoing political turmoil in Turkey, had their eighth hearing at İstanbul 13…

09 Oct 2018

Özlem Beyarslan, an associate professor at Boğaziçi University, faces charges of…

26 Sep 2018
A Turkish Appellate court has overturned a lower court decision that rejected a compensation claim filed by Die Welt journalist Deniz Yücel on the grounds that his year-long imprisonment in Turkey has been unlawful.  On 25 September 2018…
17 May 2019
Berlin - Die Welt correspondent Deniz Yücel presented his defense statement at Amtsgericht Berlin-Tiergarten Court today. Yücel’s lawyer Veysel Ok was present in the courtroom with him. This statement will be relayed to the 32nd High…
10 May 2019
High Court says there are no grounds to the claim that Ataman’s three-year-long detention is unreasonably long The Turkish Constitutional Court has rejected an application filed by Kurdish journalist Ziya Ataman who has been imprisoned…
02 May 2019