11th Assize Court of Ankara, No. 2007/2882

Document type
Court Decision
Issuing blocking order in connection with two YouTube video clips involving a suspect who was under custody for interrogation. It was alleged that the clips had been broadcasted by other media institutions and their availability on YouTube were prejudicial to the Public Prosecutor’s case and were in breach of article 157 (Confidentiality of  interrogation) of the Turkish Criminal Procedure Law, and Regulation on Arrest, Custody and Questioning. The Court, however, did not discuss whether there was legal basis to restrict freedom of expression.
Topic, claim, or defense
Freedom of Expression
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Lowest Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Host (Including Social Networks)
Internet Access Provider (Including Mobile)
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
General effect on immunity
Weakens Immunity
General intermediary liability model
Takedown/Act Upon Court Order