Turkey’s Constitutional Court has a nice exemplary decision regarding columnists Alpay and Altan but local courts do not like it…

Most of the court’s members were appointed during the AKP era, in the last couple of years. Still, its decision is already contested by some AKP leaders…
PEN International – May 22, 2013, 11:06 AM

11 January 2018 – PEN International welcomes today’s decision by the Turkish Constitutional Court, that the fundamental rights of journalists Sahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan have been violated by their detention. Alpay, a columnist for the


Courts have ruled continuation of arrest of Şahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan despite Constitutional Court ruling that their “right to personal freedom and security” and “freedom of expression and press” have been violated.

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