Ministry of the Interior announced investigations started against 420 people due to their social media posts in the past week (May 21-28).
Republican People’s Party (CHP) Izmir MP Atila Sertel mentioned the camera tender purchase of the Post and Telegraph Corporation (PTT) in the Parliament; which was immediately followed by a court decree banning access on all news related to the tender.
The press statement to be organized at Abbasağa Park in Beşiktaş district of Istanbul within the “Shut it Down” campaign started to protest the one-sided media was banned by the district governorate.
Sendika.org editor Ali Ergin Demirhan was taken into custody due to his social media posts and the news he wrote, entitled, “We can stop dictatorship,” published on January 11.
Istanbul 32nd Assize Court accepted the indictment prepared against 21 students, 13 of them on pre-trial detention, who were targeted by President Erdoğan after saying, “There is no delight in massacre” as a reply to those distributing “Afrin delights” at Boğaziçi University.
The proceeding of journalist Oktay Candemir continued at Van 5th Assize Court. Candemir faces the charge of ‘making illegal organization propaganda’ through the news he covered and his social media posts.
State of Emergency Applications Monitoring Commission issued the first decrees on the institutions and organizations, which were shut down with emergency decrees.