As the protests of Bogazici students against the government-appointed trustee rector are continuing, artwork on the campus and the stairs that were previously painted in rainbow colors by the students were painted with another color last night
Başaran, who has detained on the basis of the activities of the Democratic Society Congress and the press statements he attended in 2015 and 2019, has been arrested.
The court sentenced actress Nilüfer Aydan to 11 months and 20 days in prison on the grounds of her social media posts, and ruled the deferment of the announcement of the verdict.
In this panel we will refresh our basic knowledge on the artistic freedom of expression – which rights and freedoms it covers, by which means and actors it is banned, what are the relevant national and international laws and mechanisms – and search for answers to the following questions:
93 works were lost in the attack organized by unidentified people to the exhibition opened by 104 artists from different countries in memory of women victims of violence
The trial about the case of the restriction decision against four children’s books treated as obscene publications was held on 8th of March. The ministry previously objected to the ‘not obscene’ reports regarding the books prepared by the independent experts. Alican Acanerler from the Speak Up Platform spoke to the lawyer Ümit Erdem who filed the case ongoing since 2019
Mersin 3rd Criminal Court of Peace ruled the pulling of the book titled ‘Şehitler Hainler ve Yurtseverler: Körfez Savaşından Günümüze Kürdistan’ (Martyrs, Traitors and Patriots: Kurdistan from the Gulf War to the Present) published by Avesta Yayınları in 2007 off the shelves. The publisher stated they have notified the pulling of the book written by Sheri Laizer off the shelves four years later
Social media influencer named “Porçay” was given a prison sentence of 4 years 2 months on the grounds of “encouraging the use of narcotic and psychotropic substances”. Ali Gül, the lawyer of Porçay, told that they have tried to explain to the court that everything was just humor and parody since the year 2018
Selim Çürükkaya’s book named “Dr. Said: We Lost the Lock of the Mountains” was banned by the decision of the Istanbul 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance. The book is about the life of the peshmerga commander.
A verdict was issued in the ongoing trial of comedian Emre Günsal, who was on trial over remarks made during his stand-up performance. Günsal shared the verdict on his social media account, saying, “I got three years and five months of imprisonment for a 20-minute stand-up.”