The main trial, which concluded on 26 March 2021, failed to satisfy the demands for justice and an effective investigation into the murder of Armenian journalist Hrant Dink
European Court’s Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık judgments become final; İnci Aydın acquitted at her second hearing; RTÜK fines KRT TV, Halk TV; Turkey ranks 153rd in RSF 2021 World Press Freedom Index
Ahmet Altan released after more than 4.5 years behind bars; ECtHR issues long-awaited Ahmet Altan and Murat Aksoy judgments; former Zaman columnists Alpay, Bulaç, Türköne appear in court for retrial
Sayılğan and Kaya, who were detained in February 2020 as they were covering the refugee crisis near the Turkish-Greek border, were accused of "entering a military forbidden zone"
The court also overturned the conviction of Nazlı Ilıcak, who was sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison for “aiding a terrorist organization” at the retrial
The Strasbourg Court held that, having regard to its findings under Article 5/1 and Article 10, it was not necessary to separately examine Aksoy’s complaint under Article 18
Ruling to comply with the Supreme Court of Appeals judgment, the trial court decides to issue an arrest warrant for Özdemir, who did not attend the hearing
Noting that there was no indication that Altan’s actions had been part of a plan to overthrow the government, the European Court rules Altan has been unlawfully detained without reasonable suspicion