Report prepared by Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe regarding imprisoned journalists and press freedom in Turkey (PACE) was published. The report emphasized Turkey is the country that journalists most arrested.
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) by the “safety of journalists and freedom of the media in Europe” in a report on press freedom and the status of the imprisoned journalists in Turkey were evaluated. “Turkey should put an end the abuse of press and the fight against terrorism and criminal laws to silence journalists and to cease” said the report.
According to Euronews news, British parliamentarian George prepared by Foulkes and the PACE General Assembly session to be held in Strasbourg on Tuesday, report and the related draft resolution discussed, most imprisoned journalists determination was made as in Turkey in the Council of Europe. In the voting at the Culture and Education Media Committee before the General Assembly, AKPM member MHP deputy Kamil Aydın put an opposition comment on his report.
The report stated that, journalists remain in pre-trial detention for months or even for years in Turkey. In the report, it was reminded that this situation was criticized in the decisions taken by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) as it was against freedom of expression and thought.
In the report, PACE in accordance with the decision taken earlier from Turkey, the Turkish Penal Code “insulting the president” crimes, which regulates Article 299 of the “crimes against the dignity of the state sovereignty of the organs” regarding Article 301 is required to remove or replace. The AKPM report, which also refers to the audit task of the internet media given to RTÜK, calls for this institution to perform its duty in accordance with the ECtHR case law.