Supreme Court, 9th Criminal Chamber, Coskun Ak case, E.2001/1854, K.2001/2649

Document type
Court Decision
Coskun Ak was a forum moderator operated by Superonline, a well known ISP in Turkey. He was sentenced to 40 months in prison due to a particular message about human rights abuses in Turkey that was sent to the forum by an anonymous poster. The public prosecutor claimed that Mr. Ak’s position was similar to the editor of a newspaper. The court decided to sentence Ak for insulting and weakening the Republic of Turkey, the Military Forces, the Security Forces, and the Ministry of Justice, to one year in prison for each insult separately, totalling four years. On 14 November, 2001, the 9th Criminal Chamber of the Court Cessation reversed this ruling.
Topic, claim, or defense
Defamation or Personality Rights
Public Order (Includes National Security)
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Highest Domestic/National (including State) Court
Type of service provider
Host (Including Social Networks)
Internet Access Provider (Including Mobile)
Type of law