Insult Laws of Turkey

The Turkish Criminal Code (TCC) regulates the offense of “insult” under several articles, which foresees a punishment of a monetary fine or up to two years in prison. Accordinly, any person who attributes an act, or fact, to a person in a manner that may impugn that person’s honour, dignity or prestige, or attacks someone’s honour, dignity or prestige by swearing is sentenced to a penalty of imprisonment for a term of three months to two years or a judicial fine.