Özgür Gündem trial postponed to 22 June
The hearing of the trial against Özgür Gündem newspaper's co-editor-in-chief Hüseyin Aykol, managing editor Reyhan Çapan and various journalists was postponed to 22 June.
The new hearing in the trial of the Özgür Gündem newspaper, closed by Decree Law, was held. The lawsuit was filed for a news titled "The Palace got frenzic" published on September 8, 2015.
Journalists did not attend the hearing while lawyer Özcan Kılıç did. Newspaper's co-editor-in-chief Hüseyin Aykol, managing editor Reyhan Çapan and journalists Hasan Başak and Kemal Aykut are accused of "insulting the President" and "making propaganda for an illegal organization".
The court board decided to wait for the execution of the arrest warrants issued for Hasan Başak and Kemal Yakut and adjourned the hearing to 22 June.