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Belek and Özkurt v. Turkey (no. 3), No. 28516/08, ECtHR (Second Section), 17 June 2014


Freedom of expression and publications. Applications of the principle in the publication of an article reporting the declarations made by a terrorist organization.

Normative references

Art. 10 ECHR
Art. 6 ECHR


The Court finds that there is a violation of art. 10 of the Convention (right to freedom of expression) in the conviction of the chief heads of a magazine, responsible for publishing an article containing the declarations of the leader of a terrorist organization. In the present case, there is a violation due to the fact that the declarations are not deemed to incite violence but rather talk about independence requests of the Kurdish people in Turkey.