- HDN reported: “Prominent columnist Cengiz Çandar faces four years in jail for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in seven opinion pieces published on the Radikal news website.” Another Turkish columnist faces four years in jail for ‘insulting Erdoğan’
- T24 reported: A Diyarbakır court ordered blocking measures for 120 twitter accounts including those belong to media institutions daily Evrensel, Dicle News Agency (DİHA), Fırat News Agency (ANF), BestaNuce, daily Özgür Gündem and WelatNews. Evrensel ve DİHA’nın da aralarında olduğu 120 Twitter hesabına erişim engeli!
- Ankara Gölbaşı Court, famous for Internet block orders, again had several websites blocked from access in Turkey. Jin News Agency (JİNHA),Özgür Gün TV and news blog Jiyan’s current address is among them. Internet freedom activist Yaman Akdeniz’s tweet featuring the court order. Also, the twitter account of Odatv is blocked by the Gölbaşı court. Related tweet featuring the court order
- Today’s Zaman reported: “An investigation has been launched into Turkish journalists Hasan Cemal and Tuğçe Tatari, whose books have recently been banned from sale and distribution by Turkish courts, on suspicion of engaging in terrorist activities, according to a news report on the website of the pro-government daily Sabah.” Investigation launched into journalists for terrorism propaganda in books Also inculded in the report: “Another investigation was launched into Sözcü daily columnist Nasuh Mahruki on Wednesday on charges of insulting the president in an article that was printed in the daily’s Feb. 22 edition.”
- Bianet reported: “BirGün daily author Seray Şahiner has been sentenced to a punitive fine in amount of 800 euro for calling Bilal Erdoğan, son of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “genius” in her article criticizing transforming schools into religious vocational high schools.” Punitive Fine for Calling Bilal Erdoğan ‘Genius’
- Today’s Zaman reported: “Kemal Ulusaler, a columnist with the Birgün daily, was given a suspended sentence of 11 months, 20 days on Tuesday on the charge of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in one of his columns.” Birgün columnist gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdoğan