Yılmaz Odabaşı, who was on trial for “insulting the President” via his social media posts was sentenced to prison for 11 months and 20 days. The Court did not suspend Odabaşı’s punishment.
The actor Levent Üzümcü was called to give a statement based on the grounds that his speech on June 15 about how the state is failing to fulfill its duties towards protecting arts and artists had “incited people to hatred”
Judicial review measures in the form of a ban on leaving the country and reporting to the designated officials at certain times on charges of “insulting the signs of the state’s sovereignty” were imposed on two young people who were detained on the grounds that they “insulted the Turkish passport” in a humorous video they shot in TikTok
Theatre artist Genco Erkal was deposed with the allegations of “insulting the President”, citing his social media posts
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.
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
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.”
80-year-old actress Nilüfer Aydan appeared in court on charges of insulting President Erdoğan
MKM artist Weysi Ermiş was taken into custody for singing Kurdish songs at rallies in Turkey
“There will be more restrictions and censorship, therefore reject the proposal categorically without further discussion regarding its content!”