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Pınar Selek File at Supreme Court General Board

23 March 2018

Evaluating the objection against decision of acquittal of author and sociologist Pınar Selek, Supreme Court 9th Penal Chamber has rendered decision of non-jurisdiction and sent the file to Supreme Court General Board, and that delivered an opinion that there is no change in its verdict of reversing the acquittal decision.  

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Şahin Alpay released from prison on house arrest

19 March 2018

Zaman columnist Şahin Alpay who was on trial in Gülen Community media case has been released on house arrest by Istanbul 13. Assize Court after the second Constitutional Court decision, ruling his rights have been violated.

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A present from TRT (State broadcaster) on the world Music Freedom Day

5 March 2018

On the scope of 3rd March Music Freedom Day Spokesperson of Initiave For Freedom Expression, Musician Şanar Yurdatapan wrote about TRT’s (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation) music censorship.

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Civil disobedience action for Dr. Ö. Faruk Gergerlioğlu and journalist Nurcan Baysal

27 February 2018

Şanar Yurdatapan, the spokesman of our initiative, denounced himself to the prosecutor by putting his signature under the words of Dr. Ömer Gergerlioğlu was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months imprisonment for social media sharing and journalist Nurcan Baysal sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for her news on Cizre.

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Criminal complaints chain against Erdoğan grows

27 February 2018

12 of 170 intellectuals called for peace against Afrin operation, have filed a criminal complaint against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for calling them “traitor, immoral, vulgar, hypocritical, trickster, clown savant, human shields to the terrorists, abettor to the separatist terror organization” after giving a press statement in front of Çağlayan Courthouse.

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