Journalist and writer Hakan Gülseven was arrested after being sentenced to pay compensation to former Sakarya Mayor Avni Coş due to insulting him with an article he wrote on Yurt Newspaper.
Minister of the Interior Süleyman Soylu targeted Diyarbakır Bar Association at a show he attended at TRT News Channel.
Ministry of the Interior announced investigations started against 251 people within the last week (June 11-18) due to their social media posts.
The Constitutional Court (AYM) found the state guilty in the case of Mehmet Zeki Yılmaz’s murder. Yılmaz was murdered in Yüksekova, Hakkari 24 years ago and his murder was unresolved due to lack of evidence.
HaberTürk Newspaper writer Nagehan Alçı, former Sabah Newspaper writer Rasim Ozan Kütahyalı and Korkusuz Newspaper writer Ümit Zileli were sentenced to imprisonment due to stating, “There was torture at Diyarbakır Prison between the years 1980 and 1983 under the administration of Esat Oktay Yıldıran.
Former People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Şırnak MP Ferhat Encü was convicted in another file after losing his seat at the Parliament on February 6th following the definitive imprisonment sentence against him.
The Constitutional Court (AYM) considered the verdict of acquittal issued for the police officer, indicated to have beaten a restaurant owner due to playing a song in Kurdish, a right violation.