Tag Archives: Defamation

Two good court decisions. Two bad prosecutions.

Yesterday, saw two positive court decisions in Turkey.   But the sad fact is that the judges made the right decision in two cases that should have never been brought to court, that represent a terrifying politicization of the criminal justice … Continue reading

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Another appalling prosecution of journalists in Turkey

It didn’t take long.  After yesterday’s good news in the trial of Dutch journalist Fréderike Geerdink, in which the prosecutor moved for acquittal, came news from Istanbul that another prosecutor was asking for 4.5 years each for journalists Ceyda Karan … Continue reading

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Insult to Injury in Turkey: Two additional examples from this past week

In a week when the Turkish government was attempting to show its reformist bona fides through an unambitious reform package (see here for Andrew Finkel’s excellent review of the package), a number of news items highlighted just how limited the … Continue reading

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