AKP’s women branches file criminal complaints against Islamist columnist over article on Istanbul Convention
Women from the ruling AKP's women branches across Turkey have simultaneously filed criminal complaints against pro-government Islamist columnist Abdurrahman Dilipak for referring to defenders of the Istanbul Convention as “prostitutes.” Lawyer Rabia İlhan, who is the chairperson of the AKP's Istanbul women branch, said that AKP women will never stay silent against “dirty- and narrow-minded journalists.”
AKP preparing to sue Islamist columnist for calling defenders of Istanbul Convention as ‘prostitutes’
Turkey's ruling AKP is preparing to file a lawsuit against Islamist columnist Abdurrahman Dilipak who called supporters of the Istanbul Convention as "prostitutes" in his column named "AKP's daisies."
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.
Ankara Bar Association files criminal complaint against Islamist magazine after its call to resurrect caliphate
The Ankara Bar Association has filed a criminal complaint against the pro-government Islamist magazine Gerçek Hayat over its call to resurrect the Islamic caliphate, following the conversion of Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The bar association has accused the publication of “instigating people to undertake an armed rebellion against the Turkish Republic" and “instigating public into hatred and animosity.”
Turkey's Atheism Association has filed a criminal complain against the Islamist, pro-government daily Yeni Akit on the grounds that it insulted atheists in an article it published earlier this year.
Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled that the pro-government newspaper Yeni Akit's referring to actor Müjdat Gezen as “pimp” should be considered within the limits of “the freedom of press and expression.” It thereby lifted a symbolic fine of 3 kurus previously imposed on the newspaper for violating Gezen's personal rights.