Columnist sentenced for insulting minister, dead columnist received disclaimer, chief editor investigated for reporting CHP

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s lawyer sent a disclaimer to the daily Cumhuriyet regarding a May column of Cüneyt Arcayürek who died in July 23.

Cumhuriyet yazarı Cüneyt Arcayürek, ölümünden üç ay sonra ‘tekzip edildi’ 

“An investigation has been launched into the editor-in-chief of the Meydan daily, Levent Kenez, who has been accused of insulting Erdoğan in a news story that quoted remarks by Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Muharrem İnce” Today’s Zaman reported.

Meydan editor-in-chief investigated for quoting remarks of opposition deputy

“Sözcü daily columnist and former news anchor Uğur Dündar was sentenced 11 months and 20 days in prison for insulting former minister Binali Yıldırım in his column” daily Bugün reported. The sentence is delayed by the court. In te same report, Bugün also wrote: “Another indictment, seeking up to four years and eight months of prison time, was prepared for web portal Odatv Editor-in-Chief Barış Pehlivan over allegedly insulting Erdoğan’s children Sümeyye and Bilal.”

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