P24 Independent Journalism Platform reported freedom of expression and press freedom violations in Turkey as well as the decrees issued by the European Court of Human Rights on these violations. The report, written by human rights lawyer Benan Molu, revealed Turkey’s grade report on the execution of the European Court of Human Rights decrees on freedom of expression violations, among other Council of Europe countries. The report examines Articles 299, 301, 220 and 314 of the Turkish Criminal Code, that come to the agenda most frequently in the field of freedom of expression, as well as Articles 6 and 7 of the Anti-Terror Law within European Court of Human Rights precedents, Council of Europe Ministers Committee, the Venice Committee and the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissionary evaluations. Findings in the report reveal once again that in case judicial independence isn’t provided in Turkey exactly and for the necessary political will isn’t established, no significant progress may be recorded in Turkey in terms of freedom of expression and press freedom.
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