29 May 2017:
Two editors at the socialist daily Birgün were fined for insulting Erdoğan on July 2, local press reported. Berkant Gültekin and İbrahim Aydın were each sentenced to 11 months and 20 days in prison for "insulting the president in a public way" by the Second Istanbul Court of First Instance. The charges related to a report on corruption allegations. The sentence was commuted to a fine of 10,500 Turkish lira (USD$3,589) each.
Three journalists get suspended sentences for ‘insulting’ Erdoğan
Three journalists from daily Birgün were sentenced to 11 months in prison on Dec. 10 for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, with the court later suspending the sentences.