AKP deputy applies to Constitutional Court for blocking Twitter
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
'I am asking now, what will happen to my private life, personal rights and honor,' Kuzu says.The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy and the Turkish Parliament Constitution Commission’s head Burhan Kuzu applied to the Constitutional Court April 10 to block access to Twitter or remove content which allegedly insulted him on the social media website.
Kuzu told Anadolu Agency he was insulted via Twitter on June 2013 and applied to the Ankara Prosecutor’s office about the issue. He said his petition was sent to the statute of limitations bureau, as the office said they did not have authority over the issue.
“The petition became dead in a way,” said Kuzu adding he decided to apply to the Constitutional Court.
“All of the conditions for an individual application [to the Constitutional Court] exist. Domestic remedies are exhausted,” said Kuzu.
“I am asking now, what will happen to my private life, personal rights and honor when some people have freedom of expression. Who will protect these? I demand this [the protection of his rights] from the Constitutional Court.”