Turkey's Press Advertisement Agency (BİK) distributed dictionaries containing misogynistic, sexist and insulting vocabulary to media organizations. The documents also included insult words that the Turkish Language Association (TDK) removed from their dictionaries for being sexist.
A 90-year-old retiree was released after an unlawful detention in Istanbul on the grounds of 2007 charges that had been dropped. "What could you expect from a government that fears me? Shame," the retiree said upon his release from police custody.
Islamist columnist Abdurrahman Dilipak was slammed for insulting women within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) who defend the Istanbul Convention. "Targeting women's individuality in social, legal and political issues is shameful," AKP Spokesperson Ömer Çelik said.
A former district governor who got removed from his post for insulting a local was promoted to deputy governor of Bilecik. The local that the former district governor insulted was protesting the expropriation of their land.
Erdoğan targets main opposition CHP’s İzmir provincial organization with five fresh ‘insult’ lawsuits
Lawyers for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have sued five officials from the main opposition CHP's İzmir provincial organization for what they describe as "insults" to the president. One of the cases refers to CHP councillor Dila Koyurga's social posts from seven years ago, when she was 17 years old.
A fistfight erupted between the ruling AKP and main opposition CHP deputies in the parliament on March 4 during a speech by CHP MP Engin Özkoç who earlier called President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “dishonorable, ignoble and traitor.” Özkoç had slammed Erdoğan during a pres conference for previously referring to a killed Turkish soldier as a "head" ("kelle" in Turkish).