Case Law, Court of Human Rights, Tuşalp v. Turkey: Yes, Prime Minister!

Publication Date:
02 March 2012
Dirk Voorhoof , Ronan O'Fathaigh ,
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Inforrm's Blog


In the case of Tuşalp v. Turkey, the European Court was asked to consider whether two defamation actions taken by the Prime Minister of Turkey against a journalist for protection of his personality rights were compatible with Article 10 of the European Convention. The applicant was Erbil Tuşalp, a journalist and author, who had published two articles in the Birgün newspaper concerning alleged illegal conduct and corruption in Turkish public life.