Journalist Defense

Judge stopped criminal proceedings against Ahmet Şık

18 September 2018

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.

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.