Yeni Akit

Levent Pişkin: “It was not me; it was the state of being a fag* that was judged”

Source: Yıldız Tar, “Levent Pişkin: Ben Değil İbnelik Yargılandı” (“Levent Pişkin: It was not me; it was the state of being a fag that was judged.”) KaosGL.org, 28 May 2014, http://kaosgl.org/sayfa.php?id=16699

Levent Pişkin, the LGBTI activist who received a pecuniary penalty for insulting the Prime Minister commented: “It was not me; it was ibnelik* that was judged… Intent is paramount in cases of defamation. It is with which intent you utter a phrase that determines the insult.”

Levent Pişkin was sentenced to a pecuniary fine of 1500 TL (720 USD) as a result of the “fag” tweet defamation case filed by the Prime Minister. In an atmosphere of hate, in which insulting, hate-mongering, minority targeting publications such as Yeni Akit go unpunished; a “fag” citizen’s demand for an explanation from the head of the executive, legislative and even the judiciary branches of the state was penalized.

Pişkin who said, “it was not me, it was faggotry being judged” had also filed a criminal complaint, which was dismissed by the court. We talked to Pişkin about the proceedings as well as the legal and social implications of the case.

Pişkin said there had to be intent in order for him to be punished for insult. A “fag” himself, he reminded us that he could not possibly have used the word “fag” as an insult.

Pişkin added that he would refile the criminal complaint against Prime Minister Erdoğan and that he will continue his struggle for “faggotry” in every medium.

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Yeni Akit: EU, Benefactor of Perverts!

Source: Sinan Yavuzoğlu “AB sapkınların hamisi!” (“EU, Benefactor of Perverts!”) Yeniakit.com, 25 October 2013, http://www.yeniakit.com.tr/haber/ab-sapkinlarin-hamisi-6682.html

Yeni Akit is a conservative daily newspaper that engages in hate speech against LGBTI people and other groups. This is a verbatim translation. 

One of the articles easily ignored from the 2013 Turkey Progress Report was the fact that the European Union was setting itself up  to be the benefactor of deviant homosexuality. The European Union proved itself to be a backer of the disgraceful lobby that introduced the concept of “hate crimes” in order to antagonize those who show any kind of opposition to those who seek to ridicule and spew hate towards such sacred values as Turkish – Islamic family structure, Turkish Independence and Individuality. Thus, it became apparent that it will not refrain from its goal which is to degenerate Turkey’s time-honored social composition.

NEW EU ACCESSION CRITERIA: LIMITLESS FREEDOM FOR HOMOSEXUALS!

The report, which goes on to mention the problems of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex groups for numerous pages,  claims that these perverted circles go through  difficulties with internet freedom, a lack of legal security and mandatory military service. After declaring that all demands of these sexual deviants should be granted as a precondition for EU accession, the report expressed several findings and demands. The fact that there was no disruption at the latest “pride parade” was seen as a “positive” development and it was demanded that all further meetings and/or marches should be freely organized.

It was noted that no progress was made against discrimination or equality. The report insisted that the terms “sexual orientation” and “sexual identity” should be added to the new anti-discrimination draft law and discriminatory acts towards these behaviors should be evaluated as “hate crimes”. Hate speech and hate attacks against homosexuals increased. The sentencing for the crimes against LGBTI individuals had reduced punishment by reason of “undue provocation” and “good behavior.” Numerous firings and dismissals were made by the police and military due to the discovery of personnel’s sexual identity.

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Yeni Akit: Kaos GL’s attempt to ‘silence Akit’ bounced back from the Court again

Source: “Kaos GL’nin ‘Akit’i Susturma’ Girişimi Yine Mahkemeden Döndü,” (“Kaos GL’s attempt to ‘silence Akit’ bounced back from the Court again,”) 26 March 2014, Yeni Akit, http://www.yeniakit.com.tr/haber/kaos-glnin-akiti-susturma-girisimi-yine-mahkemeden-dondu-14001.html

Yeni Akit is a conservative daily newspaper that engages in hate speech against LGBTI people and other groups. This is a verbatim translation. 

Kaos GL attempted to silence our newspaper following our reports about the activities of organizations that go against social values. This attempt resulted in an acquittal.

The hypocrisy of those who speak about “freedom of expression” and object to “media censorship” at every opportunity is revealed yet again. Kaos GL, which has expressed, in various public statements, a desire for unrestricted freedom for everyone, had taken our newspaper to court for a news report published on October 23, 2012. Kaos GL, the supposed advocates of freedom, demanded a criminal case on the grounds that our criticisms of homosexuals constitute an insult offence, and asked that the chief editor be given a prison sentence of up to one year. However, they failed to achieve their goal.

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Yeni Akit: CHP Collaborates with Perverts

Source: Yiğit Doğaner, “CHP Sapkınlarla İşbirliğinde,” (“CHP Collaborates with Perverts,”) 06 January 2014, Yeni Akit, http://www.yeniakit.com.tr/siyaset/chp-sapkinlarla-isbirliginde-h9064.html

Yeni Akit is a conservative daily newspaper that engages in hate speech against LGBTI people and other groups. This is a verbatim translation. 

CHP’s love for perverts is relentless. Melda Onur, the CHP MP for Istanbul, who has been engaged in collaborative work with the “International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission” (IGLHRC) regarding sexual perverts, went all the way to the UN headquarters in New York City to defend this group’s “rights.” She lobbied for the demands of sexual perverts, including same-sex marriage rights. Melda Onur, the CHP MP for Istanbul, Onur Fidangül and Zeynep Bilginsoy, who represented Kaos GL, the sexual perverts’ organization, participated as “the supporters of the LGBTI movement” in Turkey in the activities organized by the UN that brought together 45 activists from 20 countries. Bilginsoy explained that together with Onur and Fidangül, they worked successfully to advance the rights of homosexuals, transvestites, lesbians, transsexuals and others like them in Turkey, and that they engaged in lobbying efforts.

SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS OUR RIGHT, TOO

Bilginsoy explained that during the proceedings at the UN, they asked for Turkey to be pressured to include sexual orientation and gender identity in official documents and noted that as the Turkish delegation, they exchanged views on the rights struggle for same sex marriage.

Yeni Akit: Gezi looters’ last hope is Homos

Source: Mehmet Özmen, “Gezi çapulcularının son umudu Homolar”( Gezi looters’ last hope is Homos), Yeni Akit, 19 September 2013, http://www.yeniakit.com.tr/haber/gezi-capulcularinin-son-umudu-homolar-5702.html

Yeni Akit is a conservative daily newspaper that engages in hate speech against LGBTI people and other groups. This is a verbatim translation. 

The organizers of the Gezi Park protests will meet with homos. Activists were taken from Kadıköy, Istanbul, to Diyarbakır for free yesterday night. They will meet LGBT delegates (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) involved in activities in Diyarbakır. In the statement, “the looters” reported that they will meet various organizations, including an LGBT group, and stay at these individuals’ homes in Diyarbakır instead of at hotels. In the past few days, events in Taksim have spread to Kadıköy, and extreme marginal groups consisting of less than 200 left-wing activists have started protests. But because of the apathy of citizens towards these protests, a new strategy has been developed to increase the number of activists who attend.

In the statement of the initiative “We meet” (Tanışıyoruz), they declared the purpose of the trip to Diyarbakır. It said that they had contacted the participants of the Abbasağa Park, Yoğurtçu Park and Büyükdere-Yeniköy forums and stated:

“As a first step, we organized various forums and workshops aimed at understanding Kurds and Kurdish policy with the initiatives of the communal peace working group in Abbasağa and of the peace in Yoğurtçu, to which many academics, researchers and the experience of witnesses also contributed. We entered in a different world of language, listened to our past from a different point and talked about how those issues, which we had assumed were unrelated to us, affect individuals’ lives in the West. Each time the attendance to those events became more than we had expected, and this excited us more for the visit to Amed, Diyarbakır. We are organizing a travel to Amed consisting of a volunteer group of people from the forums. We are looking forward to talking to women, youths and LGBT people about Kurdish community and their struggle, and to finding a solution to live and work together in peace. We will not stay in hotels or guest houses but in the houses of local people in order to be a part of their life even if it’s for a short time. Like in Istanbul, we all together will organize forums in local neighborhoods of Diyarbakır and share our thoughts with each other. By doing so, we start knowing each other and becoming closer as taking concrete steps to each other…” The program of the Diyarbakır travel starts today and will end on Sunday. On the statement it was declared that there will be conversations and forums with the contribution of LGBT organizations and the youth movement.

Yeni Akit: Toprak, MP from the CHP works as if she is the representative of the homosexuals

Source: M. Emin Özkul, “CHP’li Toprak, Eşcinsellerin Vekili Gibi Çalışıyor,” (“Toprak, MP from the CHP  works as if she is the representative of the homosexuals,”) 19 December 2013, Yeni Akit, http://www.yeniakit.com.tr/haber/chpli-toprak-escinsellerin-vekili-gibi-calisiyor-8298.html

Yeni Akit is a conservative daily newspaper that engages in hate speech against LGBTI people and other groups. This is a verbatim translation. 

Binnaz Toprak, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Member of Parliament for Istanbul, works as though she is the representative of homosexuals in the Turkish General Assembly.

Toprak, who earlier had motioned the Parliament to initiate a Parliamentary Investigation for homosexuals, submitted a parliamentary question asking what is being done to end the ongoing victimization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual individuals.

TOPRAK IS ASKING FOR LEGAL PROTECTION FOR HOMOSEXUALS

Alleging in her parliamentary question that policies of denial, violence and elimination targeting LGBT citizens continue, Toprak said: “Despite the fact that sexual orientation and gender identity were added to the draft of the Law pertaining to the Protection of Family and Violence Against Women by joint agreement between women’s NGOs and the Ministry, they were later removed from the text by the Council of Ministers. Protection of sexual orientation and gender identity have been refused by the AKP. They are also absent from the draft law on Equality and Fighting Discrimination.”

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Yeni Akit: Support to Perverts From BDP and CHP

Source: Furkan Altınok, “BDP ve CHP’den Sapkınlara Destek,” (“Support to Perverts From BDP and CHP,”) 3 February 2013, Yeni Akit, http://www.yeniakit.com.tr/haber/bdp-ve-chpden-sapkinlara-destek-371.html

Yeni Akit is a conservative daily newspaper that engages in hate speech against LGBTI people and other groups. This is a verbatim translation. 

The CHP and BDP have turned into sponsors of perversion. Their “support for perversion” is clear in their reaction to the latest Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) Disciplinary Law, in which homosexuality and similar perversions remain grounds for dismissal.

The CHP (Republican People’s Party) and BDP (Peace and Democracy Party) expressed their support for the sexual deviants in their protest against the recent Armed Forces Disciplinary Law. The passing of the new law, which kept the same charges for homosexuality and similar perversions as in its older version, caused the CHP and BDP legislators to  back KAOS GL, an organization of sexual deviancy.

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Yeni Akit’s Homophobic Hate Goes Without Punishment

 Source: Yıldız Tar, “Akit’in Homofobik Nefreti Cezası Kaldı,” (“Yeni Akit’s Homophobic Hate Goes Without Punishment,”) kaosGL.prg, 26 March 2014, http://kaosgl.org/sayfa.php?id=16154

Kaos GL Association’s suit against fundamentalist Turkish daily newspaper Yeni Akit for their articles containing hate speech against LGBTI people concluded with a decision of acquittal on the basis of “freedom of expression.” Yeni Akit’s lawyer and general manager continued their homophobic attitude in court. The decision will be appealed.

The judge ruled for acquittal in Kaos GL Association’s case against Yeni Akit for articles that contain insults and hate towards LGBTI people and that point them out as targets.

Kaos GL lawyer Hayriye Kara and lawyer Fırat Söyle attended the hearing in the Second Court of First Instance. Yeni Akit’s lawyer Ali Pacci and Yeni Akit general manager of publications Zekeriya Say attended the hearing. In the previous hearing, the court had decided that Zekeriya Say be brought into court by force.

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Yeni Akit: The Perverts Pester High Schools

Source: İskender Özel, “Sapkınlar liselere el attı” (“And Now the Perverts Pester High Schools”) Yeni Akit, 01 March 2014, http://www.yeniakit.com.tr/haber/sapkinlar-liselere-el-atti-12254.html

Yeni Akit is a conservative daily newspaper that engages in hate speech against LGBTI people and other groups. This is a verbatim translation. 

LGBT organizations in Turkey are known to be already gaining popularity and wide acceptance in Turkish Universities. And now, they ‘pester’ high schools which are run by the Ministry of National Education!

“These perverts will take advantage of working with peer groups to confuse the innocent minds of students”

“They Are Pioneering Immorality”

Some high-school age students who had participated in former meetings of LGBT organizations reunited on February 6, 2014 and established LGBT High-School. The initiative was formed by F.H. and E.Ö., two members of the youth branch of Lambdaistanbul. While spreading perversity in high schools, they will be receiving support from their elders. The second meeting of the newly formed LGBT High-School was held on February 21 and stated “we are speaking from the schools, where heterosexism, transphobia, sexism, militarism, and speciesism are being imposed”

The fact that the initiative’s formation was first covered by Armenian newspaper AGOS and by the trigger of the Cemaat (Gülen movement) T24 was not seen as meaningful.

Director of Turkish Homophobic Newspaper Called to Court Hearing

Source: Yıldız Tar, “Yeni Akit Müdürü Hakkında Yakalama Kararı,” (“Director of Turkish Homophobic Newspaper Called to Court Hearing,”) kaosGL.org, 23 January 2014, http://kaosgl.org/sayfa.php?id=15669

The last hearing of Kaos GL’s public case against the conservative newspaper Yeni Akit took place today. The court ruled that the Yeni Akit director Zekeriya Say, accused of degrading LGBT people, must be brought to the next hearing.

The last hearing of Kaos GL’s public case against Yeni Akit for its hateful publications was held today in Istanbul’s Bakırköy 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance.

Ali Erol and Umur Güner as well as lawyers Hayriye Kara and Oya Aydın Göktaş were present in the court. Yeni Akit director Zekeriya Say was not at the hearing. Following the request of the lawyers, the court ruled that the director must be brought to the next hearing by force as a “defendant.”

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“CHP Proposes Pervert Minister” and “CHP Youth Visits Lesbians”

TN: On 11 October 2013, conservative Turkish daily newspaper Yeni Akit and its online edition Habervaktim.com reported the Republican People’s Party’s Youth Organization’s visit to the Black Pink Triangle LGBT Initiative with the headings “CHP Proposes Pervert Minister” and “CHP Youth Visits Lesbians” respectively.

Source: Sinan Kaya, “CHP’den Sapkin Vekil Talebi,” (“CHP Proposes Pervert Minister,”) Yeni Akit, 11 October 2013, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151673425697724&set=a.169467827723.124786.113817517723&type=1&theater

“CHP’li Gençlerden Lezbiyenlere Ziyaret,” (“CHP Youth Visits Lesbians,”) Habervaktim, 11 October 2013,  http://www.habervaktim.com/haber/347005/chpli-genclerden-lezbiyenlere-ziyaret.html

The General Vice President of the CHP Youth Organization Nazli Kiran, the president of the Izmir CHP Youth Organization İbrahim Soydan, the vice presidents Tuğçe Onbaşı, Zeynep Arca, Deniz Mert Hancı and Mahsun Kazan visited the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual organization Black Pink Triangle LGBT Initiative.

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Public Case against Yeni Akit for Insulting Homosexuals

Source: Kaos GL, “Yeni Akit’e Eşcinselleri Aşağılamaktan Kamu Davası,” (“Public case against Yeni Akit for Insulting Homosexuals,”) 19 August 2013, http://kaosgl.org/sayfa.php?id=14666

Kaos GL’s (Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Organization) 10.03.2013 objection to the prosecutorial decision, which deemed insults to homosexuals as freedom of expression, was accepted. This is followed by a case against Yeni Akit, a conservative Turkish daily newspaper.

Bakırköy Public Prosecutor’s Department declared a newspaper article that defined homosexuality as “perverse” within “freedom of expression” under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and gave a non-prosecution decision. However, the court accepted Kaos GL’s objection to this decision and Bakırköy Public Prosecutor’s Department lifted the non-prosecution decision and filed a lawsuit against Yeni Akit.  Now the court will make a decision on whether homosexuality, which has so far divided the judiciary, is perverse or a sexual orientation.

On October 23, 2012 Yeni Akit published an article which states: “The homosexuals who increase their perverse demands everyday under the guise of “democratic rights” have now entered schools. Kaos GL Association printed a brochure and started to distribute it in schools. The brochure presents perverse tendencies as “normal” and asks for “tolerance” towards students who have these tendencies. The aim is to present perverts as “normal”.” Thereon, Kaos GL Association made an official complaint about the the author Furkan Altınok.

Bakırköy Public Prosecutor’s Department stated that the article was within the scope of freedom of the press and decided for non-prosecution. The court, which accepted Kaos GL’s objection to the non-prosecution decision of the prosecution, decided that a lawsuit must be filed against the Yeni Akit article.

The court evaluated Kaos GL’s objection and decided by 2 votes against 1 that the description of homosexuals as perverse in the October 23, 2012 Yeni Akit article cannot be deemed freedom of expression.

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Big Threat: The Perverts are Infiltrating the Schools

This article was published in Yeni Akit, a conservative Turkish daily newspaper, on 23 October 2012. Debates and trials on whether the article is within the bounds of freedom of expression or discrimination continue. Follow the trial here.

Source: Furkan Altınok, “Büyük tehlike, sapkınlar okullara sızıyor,” (“Big Threat: The Perverts are Infiltrating the Schools,”) Yeni Akit, 23 October 2012,  http://www.habervaktim.com/haber/269405/buyuk-tehlike-sapkinlar-okullara-siziyor.html

The perverts who push the limits of patience daily in order to gain new ground are now trying to breach middle schools.

The homosexuals who increase their perverse demands everyday under the guise of “democratic rights” have now entered schools. Kaos GL Association (Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Organization) printed a brochure and started to distribute it in schools. The brochure presents perverse tendencies as “normal” and asks for “tolerance” towards students who have these tendencies.

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