The criminal complaint made against the report, “International Media Outlets’ Extensions in Turkey” by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), concluded with non-prosecution.
Media and Legal Studies Association (MLSA) has made a criminal complaint against the report due to tagging and targeting journalists. Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office evaluated the report within “the freedom to express thoughts.” “It is very ironic that a verdict was issued based on freedom of expression. For Prosecutor’s Offices constantly file lawsuits against journalistic activities purely based on their profession, prosecuting them with charges of terrorism. Now, this verdict reveals that the Prosecutor’s Offices think that freedom of expression is only a right that is for pro-government institutions and media outlets,” MLSA Co-Director Veysel Ok stated.