Turkish court upholds news coverage ban on graft probe

News coverage ban on parliamentary investigation of four former Turkish ministers over graft allegations upheld by court.

Turkish court upholds news coverage ban on graft probe

World Bulletin/News Desk

The higher Turkish court has rejected Turkey’s main opposition party's demand to lift a ban on news coverage of a pariliamentary investigation.

Ankara’s 7th Magistrate Court had on Tuesday imposed a media ban on coverage of the parliamentary commission investigating former Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, former Interior Minister Muammer Guler, former Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis and former Environment and Urban Planning Minister Erdogan Bayraktar on graft allegations.

On Thursday, the center-left Republican People's Party asked Ankara’s 8th Magistrate Court to lift the ban. But the court ruled against the party's demand on Friday.

As a result, media are not allowed to cover the work of the parliamentary investigating commission until it is finished on Dec. 27. 

Some media organizations and news websites announced that they did not accept the court decision and will publish details of the commission’s meetings.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Kasım 2014, 16:52