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.”
Five of the 47 people taken into custody in the İzmir-centred ESP (Socialist Party of the Oppressed) operation were detained. Another five people were confined to house arrest. 27 people, among whom five theatre actors who are also participants to the Speak Up Platform, were released on a judicial control decision.
The Board of Protection of Minors from Obscene Publications declares the book titled ‘Storybook Series 3: I am reading too – Magical Rainbow’, which was published as a children’s book, an obscene publication. The book can only be sold to individuals above 18 years of age, in an opaque bag.
80-year-old actress Nilüfer Aydan appeared in court on charges of insulting President Erdoğan
Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services decides that three more books are “capable of having a harmful effect on the development of children” due to certain expressions included in their content. Translator Suzan Geridönmez reacts to the decision