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Turkey’s Erdoğan appeals veteran actors’ acquittal of insult charges

The lawyer for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has filed an appeal against a recent ruling by an İstanbul court to acquit two actors...

Turkish court acquits veteran actors of Erdoğan insult charges

An İstanbul court on Monday delivered a rare victory to freedom of expression advocates in Turkey by acquitting two veteran actors of insulting President...

Famous Turkish actor risks jail on Erdoğan insult charges

Müjdat Gezen's half-century career as an acclaimed Turkish writer and actor has included awards, a stint as a UN goodwill ambassador and a taste...

79-year-old comedian appears in court on Erdoğan insult charges

Famous Turkish comedian Metin Akpınar, 79, appeared in an İstanbul court on Wednesday on charges of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, according to...

Veteran Turkish actors face more than 4 years in prison for insulting Erdoğan

A Turkish prosecutor has indicted famous veteran actors Metin Akpınar, 77, and Müjdat Gezen, 75, for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, seeking prison sentences...

Prosecutor opens second investigation into actor for ‘encouraging people to armed rebellion’

As part of an ongoing investigation into critical remarks made by veteran Turkish actor Metin Akpınar, the prosecutor in the case on Monday launched...

AKP spokesman labels actors’ remarks on TV a ‘crime against humanity’

Ömer Çelik, the spokesman for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), suggested that actors Metin Akpınar and Müjdat Gezen’s remarks about President Recep...

Erdoğan’s lawyer demands fine for Halk TV over show critical of president

Hüseyin Aydın, a lawyer for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has applied to the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) to impose a fine...

Presidential spokesperson says briefly detained actors made remarks critical of Erdoğan

In remarks that demonstrated the lack of respect for free speech and dissent in Turkey, İbrahim Kalın, the spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

2 actors targeted by Erdoğan released on probation, travel ban after appearing in court

A court in Istanbul on Monday released two prominent actors, Metin Akpınar and Müjdat Gezen, on probation including an overseas travel ban after their...

Prosecutor launches investigation into veteran actors hours after Erdoğan targets them

A senior prosecutor in İstanbul on Sunday initiated an investigation into veteran Turkish actors Metin Akpinar and Müjdat Gezen for alleged insult and...

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