The TRNC Attorney-General is filing an appeal against the acquittal of ‘Afrika’ newspaper’s editor and director Sener Levent and its chief reporter Ali Osman Tabak respectively asking for their conviction.
The lawsuit against Afrika had been filed for publishing a cartoon, which was considered an insult to Turkish President Erdogan and an effort to deteriorate the relations between Turkey and the TRNC.
The offices of ‘Afrika’ were attacked on 22 January after Turkish President Erdogan called on “his brothers to do what was necessary”.
Consequently, six men were jailed for launching an attack on the newspaper’s offices.
Kibris, LGC News