Özgür Gündem (newspaper)

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Date: 2002

Region: Category:Europe

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Print Journalism


Artist: Ahmet Kahraman writer for the Özgür Gündem.

Confronting Bodies: The public prosecutor in Beyoglu (Istanbul).

Dates of Action: October 13th, 2002.

Location: Beyoglu (Istanbul).

Description of Artwork: An article was published in a local Istanbul paper, Özgür Gündem. The contents of the artilce were not disclosed by the Turkey Human Rights Foundation.

The Incident: The public prosecutor in Beyoglu (Istanbul) indicted journalist Ahmet Kahraman in connection with an article published in the journal Özgür Gündem on October 13, 2002. Kahraman will be charged under Article 159 TPC with insulting Turkish identity. The trial will commence at the Beyoglu Penal Court of First Instance No.2.

Results of Incident: unknown

Source: Turkey Human Rights Foundation