Expression Interrupted

Journalists and academics bear the brunt of the massive crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey. Scores of them are currently subject to criminal investigations or behind bars. This website is dedicated to tracking the legal process against them.

Journalists in State of Emergency - 45

Journalists in State of Emergency - 45

On Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, many journalists and writers appeared in court in the OdaTV, Özgür Gündem and Taraf trials. Additionally, journalist Hasan Cemal was given a jail sentence for an interview with a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) member.

On Feb. 14, twenty-two people, including journalists, artists and politicians were in court as part of a trial being heard by the 22nd High Criminal Court on supporting the shuttered Özgür Gündem newspaper by standing in as an editor-in-chief for a day, as part of a campaign to show solidarity with the newspaper.

No verdict came out of the session, but the prosecutor demanded jail sentences for most of the defendants. For the linguist Necmiye Alpay, the prosecutor asked for up to 10.5 years in prison on charges of “spreading propaganda on behalf of a terrorist organization” and “publishing statements from a terrorist organization.” Alpay spent three months in prison in connection with the trial.

The prosecutor asked for 7.5 years for Journalist Yıldırım Türker, who also stood in as an editor-in-chief for Özgür Gündem for a day, on similar charges. The prosecutor also asked for a prison sentence for Hasan Cemal, who was the editor-in-chief of Özgür Gündem for an entire day on June 15, 2016.

Also on Feb. 14, another trial regarding Özgür Gündem, was heard by the 13th High Criminal Court. The trial, where the newspaper’s managing editor has been arrested since Aug. 22, 2016, was adjourned to May 9.

OdaTV trial adjourned until April

Thirteen defendants, including journalists Ahmet Şık, Nedim Şener, Soner Yalçın and Yalçın Küçük as well as former Police Chief Hanefi Avcı was heard on Feb. 15 by the İstanbul 18th High Criminal Court.

This was the 9th session in the OdaTV trial. Journalist Ahmet Şık, who is under arrest facing terror-related charges in another case, was also in the courtroom. “My journalistic activities are once again under investigation,” he said.

The prosecutor has asked for the acquittal of all suspects in the trial. The session was adjourned until April 12.

Hasan Cemal given prison term for interview

Journalist Hasan Cemal, a columnist for the news website T24 and the founding president of Platform for Independent Journalism (P24) was also at court on Feb. 14, facing up to 9.5 years on charges of “spreading terror propaganda” in an interview with PKK member Fehman Hüseyin, published on July 11, 2016. The court sentenced Cemal to one year and three months in prison. The sentence was suspended.

Court rejects officers’ request for intervention in Taraf case

Former Taraf newspaper executives and journalists Yasemin Çongar, Ahmet Altan, Yıldıray Oğur, Tuncay Opçin and Mehmet Baransu were tried on Feb 15 in the third hearing of a court case launched in relation to the alleged publication of military documents several years ago, was held on Wednesday at the İstanbul 13th Assize Court.

Retired military officers Bilgin Balanlı, Halil İbrahim Fırtına, Ahmet Yavuz, Ahmet Türkmen, Ayhan Taş, Nejat Bek, Erdem Caner Bener, colonels Osman Fevzi Güneş, Yüksel Gamsız, Ali Cengiz Şirin, Erdal Akyazan, Recai Elmas, Erdoğan Koçoğlu, Hasan Nurgören and Behçet Alper Güney had asked the court to intervene as co-plaintiffs in the case, based on “possible damage caused by the offence.” The court rejected that request in Wednesday’s hearing, saying they have not been “directly harmed by the offence.”

Similar requests by retired General Çetin Doğan and retired Colonel Nedim Ulusan were accepted during the first hearing of the trial on Sept. 2, 2016, allowing their lawyer, Hüseyin Ersöz, to attend all hearings of the case since then.

The documents in question, titled the Egemen Operation Plan -- although more commonly known by the public to be concerning documents about the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) coup plan, were published by Taraf in 2010.

One journalist acquitted in presidential insult trial

Ali Ergon Demirhan, an editor from the news website was acquitted on Feb. 15 in a trial where he was accused of insulting the Turkish president.

The charges were brought against the editor in relation with a news story about a retired teacher saying “You will drown in the blood you’ve shed,” words addressed to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The judge ruled that a degree of reasonable doubt couldn’t be established to prove that an act of insult had taken place.

On Feb. 15, Pir News Agency reporter Diren Keser, who had been held in custody since Feb. 2 in Mersin province, was let go on probation terms. Pir News Agency said officials hadn’t offered any explanation as to the reasons behind Keser’s detention.

Reports on media

The Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, Nils Muiznieks, issued a stark warning about deterioration in media freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey on Feb. 15, saying it “represents an existential threat to Turkish democracy” and calling for measures to restore freedoms, including the lifting of the state of emergency.

Muiznieks said the recent decline in freedom of expression came about in a very difficult context -- right after a coup attempt and amid deadly attacks by various terrorist groups -- but added that “neither the attempted coup, nor other terrorist threats faced by Turkey can justify measures that infringe media freedom and disavow the rule of law to such an extent.”

According to P24’s figures, 153 journalists are in prison as of Feb. 16.

Hürriyet censors interview with Pamuk

On Feb. 14, the independent news website T24 reported that an interview conducted with Pamuk, slated for publication on Feb. 13 in Hürriyet -- one of Turkey’s highest circulation dailies -- was not published because it included criticism of a proposed constitutional amendment.

The report claimed that Hürriyet’s newly appointed Washington Bureau Chief Cansu Çamlıbel interviewed Pamuk, but the editorial board decided to forgo the piece, on the grounds that it included remarks from the Nobel laureate that were against the proposed changes.

In an email statement to the P24-led Susma Platform, the author confirmed that the story was true. “The news is unfortunately true,” Pamuk said, adding that Çamlıbel had conducted a lengthy interview with him. He said he was also asked a question about whether he would vote in favor of the proposed amendments. “I said I was going to vote ‘No’ and explained the rationale behind my decision. In the end, the interview wasn’t published.”

   Journalists arrested under State of Emergency as part of coup investigation

1           Abdullah Kılıç, Meydan columnist

2          Abdullah Özyurt, Zaman Newspaper reporter

3           Ahmet Altan, Novelist and journalist

4           Ahmet Memiş, Journalist, Haberdar news site

5           Ahmet Metin Sekizkardeş, Zaman newspaper

6           Ahmet Turan Alkan, Zaman columnist

7           Ahmet Yavaş, TRT (Erzurum)

8           Alaattin Güner, Cihan News Agency media director

9           Alaattin Kaya, Formerly owned rights to Zaman

10         Ali Akkuş, Zaman, general publications editor

11         Ali Babur Boysal, Zaman designer

12         Ali Bulaç, Zaman Newspaper columnist

13         Ali Ünal, Zaman columnist

14         Atilla Taş, Meydan Newspaper columnist

15         Ayşe Nazlı Ilıcak, Yarına Bakış

16         Ayşenur Parıldak, Zaman

17         Aytekin Gezici, Journalist

18         Aziz İstegün, Diyarbakır Zaman regional representative

19         Bayram Kaya, Zaman reporter

20         Bayram Parlak, Radyo Cihan (Diyarbakır)

21         Bünyamin Köseli, Aksiyon Magazine reporter

22         Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Journalists and Writers Foundation

23         Cihan Acar, Bugün reporter

24         Cihat Ünal, Antalya Zaman reporter

25         Cuma Kaya, Zaman Newspaper

26         Cuma Ulus, Millet Newspaper publications coordinator

27         Cumali Önal, Zaman, in charge of Arabic editions

28         Eda Şanlı, owner of local Antalya newspaper and columnist for Bizim Antalya

29         Emre Soncan, Zaman defense reporter

30         Ercan Gün, Fox TV News editor

31         Erdal Şen, Meydan newspaper managing editor

32         Faruk Akkan, Cihan News Agency journalist

33         Fevzi Yazıcı, Zaman Newspaper

34         Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Türksolu columnist

35         Gültekin Avcı

36         Habip Güler, Zaman reporter

37         Hakan Taşdelen

38         Halil İbrahim Mert, TRT (Erzurum)

39         Hanım Büşra Erdal, Zaman reporter and columnist

40         Haşim Söylemez, Aksiyon Magazine columnist

41         Hüseyin Aydın, Cihan reporter

42         Hüseyin Turan, Zaman columnist

43         İbrahim Balta, Zaman business news editor

44         ibrahim Kareyeğen, Zaman managing editor

45         İsa Siyi, Haberdar news site

46         Kenan Baş, Antalya Zaman reporter

Lalezar Sarıibrahimoğlu (Lale Kemal), Zaman columnist -Released

47         Lokman Erdoğan, Çorum Manşet (Antalya) owner and columnist

48         Mehmet Altan, professor of economics, author and journalist

49         Mehmet Dener, Şanlı editor-in-chief

50         Mehmet Kuru, Zaman Eskişehir reporter

51         Mehmet Özdemir, Zaman

52         Muhammet Taşçılar, website editor-in-chief

53         Murat Aksoy, Yeni Şafak columnist

54         Murat Avcıoğlu, Zaman

55         Murat Öztürk, Çorum Manşet (Antalya) managing editor

56         Mustafa Erkan Acar, Bugün news manager

57         Mustafa Ünal, Ankara Bureau Chief of Zaman

58         Mutlu Çölgeçen, Millet newsroom coordinator

59         Mümtazer Türköne, Zaman columnist

60         Nuri Durna, TRT

Nuriye Ural (Akman), Zaman columnist -Released

61         Nurullah Kaya, G.antep Zaman regional representative

62         Olgun Matur, Antalya journalist

63         Osman Yakut, Zaman Antalya

64         Özkan Mayda, Antalya Zaman reporter

65         Ramazan Alkan, Yeni Akit reporter

66         Resul Cengiz, Eski Zaman Denizli reporter

67         Seyid Kılıç, TRT Haber

68         Şahin Alpay, Zaman columnist

69         Şeref Yılmaz, Irmak TV

70         Tuncer Çetinkaya, Zaman Antalya regional representative

71         Ufuk Şanlı, columnist for Vatan newspaper

72         Vahit Yazgan, İzmir Zaman regional representative

73         Vedat Demir, Yarına Bakış Columnist

74         Yakup Çetin, Zaman Reporter

75         Yakup Şimşek, Zaman marketing manager

76         Yalçın Güler, TRT (Erzurum)

77         Yener Dönmez, Habervaktim news site

78         Yetkin Yıldız, Aktif Haber

79         Zafer Özsoy

80         Ali Babür Boysal, Zaman page designer

81         Tahsin Kürklü, head of Zaman's transportation department

82         Oğuz Usluer, Former Habertürk news coordinator

83         Ünal Tanık, Rotahaber owner

Journalists arrested in Cumhuriyet operation on Nov. 5, 2016

84         Akın Atalay, Pres. of Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board (arrested on Nov. 12)

85         Murat Sabuncu, Editor-in-Chief

86         Kadri Gürsel, Editorial Advisor

87         Turhan Günay, Chief Editor of the paper’s book supplement

88         Musa Kart, Cartoonist

89         Güray Tekin Öz, columnist

90         Hakan Karasinir, columnist

91         Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member

92         Önder Çelik, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member

93         Bülent Utku, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member

94         Ahmet Şık, Cumhuriyet reporter

            Journalists taken into custody as part of coup probe

Abdullah Katırcıoğlu, Legal status after detention unknown

Emre Koçali, Haberdar, Legal status after detention unknown

Erkan Büyük, Haberdar, Legal status after detention unknown

Özcan Keser, TRT İstanbul, Legal status after detention unknown

Vedat Beki, Sözcü 18, In custody

Journalists released after being held as part of coup probe under State of Emergency

Abdullah Alparslan Akkuş, former NTV news editor, Released after being questioned by prosecutor

Arda Akın, Hürriyet reporter, released by court after objection to arrest ruling

Ayhan Şimşek, Released on probation

Bülent Mumay, former Hürriyet digital publications coordinator, released after court arraignment

Dinçer Gökçe, Hürriyet internet editor, Released on probation

Hakan Bülent Yardımcı, Released on probation

Hilmi Yavuz, Zaman columnist, released due to poor health, scheduled to testify later in the investigation

İhsan Duran Dağı, Zaman columnist, Released after being questioned by prosecutor

İskender Yunus Tiryaki, Bugün reporter , Released on probation

Levent Arap, site executive, Released on probation

Mehmet Gündem, former Milliyet columnist, released after arraignment

Nurullah Öztürk,former Yeni Şafak general coordinator and Zaman columnist, Released after being questioned by prosecutor

Osman Nuri Arslan, FİA finance company partner, Released on probation

Osman Nuri Öztürk, Released on probation

Ömer Şahin ,Meydan newspaper’s former Ankara bureau chief, Released after being questioned by prosecutor

Rasih Yılmaz,Samanyoluhaber columnist, Released after being questioned by prosecutor

Rıfat Söylemez, Adana Haber, Released after arraignment

Taner Talaş, Adana Yerel, Released under electronic monitoring

Yakup Sağlam, Samanyolu reporter, Released on probation

Yüksel Evsen, Adana journalist, Released on probation

Zeki Önal, Not detained due to advanced age and poor health

Journalists being sought in coup probe by judiciary

Asım Yıldırım, STV anchor

Ayşe Özkalay, Yeni Hayat columnist

Behçet Akyar

Bilal Şahin, Özgür Düşünce

Bülent Ceyhan, Özgür Düşünce

Bülent Keneş, Former Today's Zaman editor-in-chief

Bülent Korucu, Zaman columnist

Can Bahadır Yüce, Zaman columnist

Celil Sağır,Today's Zaman managing editor

Cevheri Güven, Nokta Magazine editor-in-chief

Ergun Babahan

Erhan Başyurt, Bugün editor-in-chief

Erkan Akkuş, BUGÜN TV

Ertuğrul Erbaş, Former Nokta editor

Eyüp Can Sağlık, former Radikal editor-in-chief

Faruk Arslan, Zaman columnist

Faruk Kardıç

Fatih Akalan, Samanyolu Haber TV commentator

Fatih Yağmur, former Radikal reporter

Hamit Bilici, Zaman Editor-in-Chief

Hamit Çiçek

Hasan Cücük, Zaman reporter

Hüseyin Döğme

İbrahim Öztürk, Zaman columnist

İhsan Yılmaz, Today's Zaman columnist

Kamil Maman, Bugün reporter

Kemal Gülen, STV anchor

Kerim Balcı, Turkish Review editor-in-chief

Kerim Gün, Zaman editor

Levent Kenez, Meydan editor-in-chief

Mahmut Akpınar, Millet columnist

Mahmut Hazar, Cihan News Agency

Mehmet Akif Afşar

Mehmet Kamış, Zaman columnist

Melih Kılıç, Zaman Media Group Sales Department employee

Metin Tamer Gökçeoğlu

Metin Yıkar, Samanyolu Haber

Muhammed Fatih Uğur, Zaman news editor

Mürsel Genç, Cihan reporter

Nevzat Güner

Oktay Vızvız

Osman Özsoy, Rota Haber columnist, academic

Ömer Karakaş

Önder Deligöz, former Yeni Şafak reporter

Sait Sefa, Haberdar

Savaş Genç, former TRT reporter and academic

Sedat Yetişkin

Selahattin Sevi, Zaman photography editor

Selçuk Gültaşlı, Zaman Brussels representative

Sevgi Akarçeşme, Today’s Zaman editor-in-chief

Süleyman Sargın

Şemsettin Efe

Şenol Kahraman

Turan Görüryılmaz, Can Erzincan TV anchor

Turhan Bozkurt, Zaman columnist

Ufuk Emin Köroğlu, Karşı Gazete reporter

Veysel Ayhan

Yavuz Baydar, columnist

Yonca Kaya Şahin, Rotahaber online news site columnist

Oğuz Usluer, Habertürk TV former news coordinator

            Journalists detained under State of Emergency outside coup probe

Selami Aslan – DİHA, Released

Selman Keleş – DİHA, Under arrest

İdris Yılmaz – DİHA, Under arrest

Mehmet Sıddık Damar – DİHA, Released

Esra Aydın – JİNHA, Released

Geylan Arslan – JİNHA, Released

Nizamettin Yılmaz – Azadiya Welat, Under arrest

İdris Yılmaz – DİHA, Under arrest

Haydar Ergül – Demokratik Modernite, Under arrest

Hasan Akbaş – Evrensel, Released

Fırat Topal – Evrensel, Released

Serpil Berk – Evrensel, Released

Sertaç Kayar – Serbest Gazeteci, Released

Engin Eren – DİHA, Released on probation

Fatma Edemen – ETHA, Released

Davut Uçar– Özgür Gündem, Released

Doğan Güzel– Özgür Gündem, Released

Ersin Çaksu – Özgür Gündem, Released

Günay Aksoy – Özgür Gündem, Released

Kemal Bozkurt – Özgür Gündem, Released

Reyhan Hacıoğlu – Özgür Gündem, Released

Önder Elaldı – Özgür Gündem, Released

Ender Önder – Özgür Gündem, Released

Sinan Balık – Özgür Gündem, Released

Fırat Yeşilçınar – Özgür Gündem, Released

Özgür Paksoy – DİHA reporter, Released

Zeki Erden – Özgür Gündem, Released

Elif Aydoğmuş – Özgür Gündem, Released

Ersin Çaksu – Özgür Gündem, Released

Mesut Kaynar – DİHA, Released

Sevdiye Gürbüz – Özgür Gündem, Released

Amine Demirkıran – Özgür Gündem, Released

Bayram Balcı – Özgür Gündem, Released

Burcu Özkaya – Özgür Gündem, Released

Yılmaz Bozkurt –Press Office of Chamber of Medicine, Released

Gülfem Karataş – İMC TV, Released

Gökhan Çetin – İMC TV, Released

Hüseyin Gündüz – Doğu Yayınevi , Released

Halil Polat – Freelancer, Under arrest

Sabahattin Koyuncu – DİHA, Under arrest

Cemil Uğur – Evrensel, Under arrest

Yasemin Sayın– Azadiya Welat, Under arrest

Hayat Yılmaz– Azadiya Welat, Under arrest

Ahmet Kızılaya– Azadiya Welat, Released

Arap Turan– Azadiya Welat,Under arrest

Berxwedan Tulpar– Azadiya Welat, Released

Sürreya Dal– Azadiya Welat, Released

Zeynep İzgi– Azadiya Welat, Released on probation

İbrahim Bayram– Azadiya Welat, Released on probation

Engin Özelçi– Azadiya Welat, Released on probation

Ahmet Boltan– Azadiya Welat, Released

Ceylan İpek– Azadiya Welat, Released

Mehmet Emin Kaya– Azadiya Welat, Released

Ziyan Karahan– Azadiya Welat, Released

Veysi Altın– Azadiya Welat, Released

Ercan Yeltaş– Azadiya Welat, Released

Azime Tarhan– Azadiya Welat, Released

Serdal Polat– Azadiya Welat, Released on probation

Cengiz Aslan– Azadiya Welat, Released

Ferit Toprak– Azadiya Welat, Under arrest

Mehmet Hüseyin Şahin– Azadiya Welat, Released

Mehmet Aydın– Azadiya Welat, Released

Pusat Bulut– Azadiya Welat, Released on probation

Mehmet Emin Akgün – Azadiya Welat, Released

Mecrum Tokal, Azadiya Welat (Released to be detained again on the same day), In custody

Mehmet Ali Ertaş – DİHA, In custody

Arjin Dilek -- DİHA, Released

Beritan İrlan -- DİHA,Released

Şaban İba, Özgür Gündem – In custody

Olivier Bertrand, Le Jour – Deported after release

Müjgan Ekin, Özgür Gün TV - Believed to have been abducted in extrajudicial detention

Fethi Balaman - DİHA - in custody

Oğuz Usluer, former broadcast coordinator for Habertürk TV

Ömer Çelik, DİHA editor, arrested

Metin Yoksun, DİHA reporter, released on probation

Tunca Öğreten, former Diken editor, under arrest

Mahir Kanaat, BirGün accountant, under arrest

Derya Okatan, ETHA managing editor, released on probation

Eray Sargın, owner of rights to Yolculuk newspaper, released on probation

Ahmet Şık, Journalist, Arrested Jan. 2, 2017

Abdullah Kaya, Arrested Jan. 20, 2017

            Journalists arrested during State of Emergency outside coup probe

95         Zeynel Abidin Bulut – Azadiya Welat

Zehra Doğan – JİNHA, Released in December 2016

96         Hülya Karakaya – Özgür Halk

97         Mehmet Arslan – DİHA

98         Şermin Soydan – DİHA , Released

Lindsey Snell – Freelancer - Released and deported on Oct. 13

Aslı Erdoğan – Özgür Gündem

99         Metin Bekiroğlu – DİHA

100       İnan Kızılkaya – Özgür Gündem

Zana (Bilir) Kaya – Özgür Gündem, released in December 2016

101       Erdem Muhirci – DİHA

102       Ali Aşikar – Azadiya Welat

Necmiye Alpay – Özgür Gündem (released in December 2016)

103       Sabahattin Koyuncu - DİHA

104       Arap Turan - Azadiya Welat

105       Ferit Toprak - Azadiya Welat

106       Rabia Özkaya - Özgür Halk

107       Şirin Çoban – Azadiya Welat

108       İlker İlkan – Azadiya Welat

Cemil Uğur – Evrensel, released in December

Mehmet Anıl – ETHA

109      İdris Sayılgan -DİHA

110       Sadık Demir – Radyo Karacadağ

111       Mizgin Çay – Radyo Karacadağ

112       Salih Erbekler – Radyo Karacadağ

113       Togay Okay - Özgür Gelecek

Ayhan Karahan - Local Bodrum journalist

114       Perihan Kara – Freelance journalist

115       Aysel Işık - Freelance journalist

116       Mehmet Güleş - DİHA

Hüsnü Mahalli, Yurt newspaper, Released Jan. 20, 2017

117       Kemal Sancılı

118       Ceren Taşkın, Hatay Ses journalist

119       Tunca Öğreten, former Diken editor

120       Mahir Kanaat, BirGün employee

121       Ömer Çelik, DİHA editor

122       Abdullah Kaya, DİHA Ağrı correspondent

Mehmet Bozkurt, former Aydınlık editor, released on Feb. 1, 2017 after one day of arrest

123      Hakan Ergün, Azadiya Welat and Özgür Gündem distributor

List of journalists arrested/convicted before State of Emergency

124       Abdulkadir Turay, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

125       Ali Konar, Azadiya Welat representative

126       Arafat Dayan, Demokratik Ulus former managing editor

127       Cebrail Parıltı, Anadolu Ajansı (AA) Derik reporter

128       Emin Demir, Freelancer

129       Erdal Süsem, Eylül Magazine Editor

130       Erol Zavar, Odak magazine’s owner

131       Ferhat Çiftçi, Azadiya Welat Gaziantep representative

Feyyaz İmrak, DİHA reporter, Released

132       Gurbet Çakar, Hevi women’s magazine

133       Hamit Dilbahar, Azadiya Welat columnist

134       Hatice Duman, owner of Atılım newspaper

135       Hidayet Karaca, President of Samanyolu Media

136       Kamuran Sunbat, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA)

137       Kenan Karavil, Radyo Dünya Editor-in-chief

138       Mazlum Dolan, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

139       Mehmet Baransu, Taraf columnist

140       Mikail Barut, Özgür Halk Magazine former Editor

141       Miktat Algül, Mezitli FM, General broadcast coordinator

142       Muhammed Doğru, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

143       Mustafa Gök, Ekmek ve Adalet Magazine Ankara representative

144       Nedim Türfent, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

145       Nuri Yeşil, Azadiya Welat Dersim Temsilcisi

146       Özgür Amed (Ethem Çağır), Özgür Gündem columnist

147       Sami Tunca, Mücadele Birliği Magazine news editor

148       Serkan Aydemir, Bitlis Aktüel reporter

149       Seyithan Akyüz, Azadiya Welat Adana

150       Şahabettin Demir, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

151       Şerife Oruç, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

Şermin Soydan, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter -- Released on Nov. 23, 2016

152       Yılmaz Kahraman, Özgür Halk Magazine Editor

153       Ziya Ataman, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) Intern

List of media outlets shut down under State of Emergency decrees

TV Stations: Barış TV, Bugün TV, Can Erzincan TV, Dünya TV, Hira TV, Irmak TV, Kanal 124, Kanaltürk, MC TV, Mehtap TV, Merkür TV, Samanyolu Haber, Samanyolu TV, SRT TV, Tuna Shopping TV, Yumurcak TV, İMC TV, Hayat TV, Özgür Gün TV, Van TV, Van Genç TV, TV 10, Jiyan TV, Azadi TV, Denge TV, Mezopotamya TV , Birlik Medya TV, Yol Tv.

News Agencies: Cihan Haber Ajansı, Muhabir Haber Ajansı, SEM Haber Ajansı, JIN, DİHA

Newspapers: Adana Haber, Adana Medya, Akdeniz Türk, Şuhut’un Sesi, Kurtuluş, Lider, İscehisar, Durum, Türkeli, Antalya, Yerel Bakış, Nazar, Batman, Batman Postası, Batman Doğuş, Bingöl Olay, İrade, İskenderun Olay, Ekonomi, Ege’de Son Söz, Demokrat Gebze, Kocaeli Manşet, Bizim Kocaeli, Haber Kütahya, Gediz, Zafer, Hisar, Turgutlu Havadis, Milas Feza, Türkiye’de Yeni Yıldız, Hakikat, Urfa Haber Ajansı, Ajans 11, Yeni Emek, Banaz Postası, Son Nokta, Merkür Haber, Millet, Bugün, Meydan, Özgür Düşünce, Taraf, Yarına Bakış, Yeni Hayat, Zaman, Today’s Zaman, Özgür Gündem, Azadiya Welat, Batman Çağdaş, CizrePostası, Güney Express,İdil Haber,Kızıltepe’nin Sesi, Prestij Haber Gazetesi, Urfanatik Gazetesi, Yüksekova Haber.Express Gazetesi (Adana), Türkiye Manşet (Çorum), Dağyeli Gazetesi (Hatay), Akis Gazetesi (Kütahya), İpekyolu Gazetesi (Ordu), Son Dakika Gazetesi (İzmir), Yedigün Gazetesi (Ankara), Haberexen Dergisi(Samsun) .

Magazines: Akademik Araştırmalar, Aksiyon, Asya Pasifik, Bisiklet Çocuk, Diyalog, Avrasya, Ekolife, Ekoloji, Fountain, Gonca, Gül Yaprağı, Nokta, Sızıntı, Yağmur, Yeni Ümit, Zirve, Evrensel Kültür Dergisi, Özgürlük Dünyası, Tiroj.

Radio stations: Aksaray Mavi, Aktüel, Berfin, Burç, Cihan, Dünya, Esra, Haber Radyo Ege, Herkül, Jest, Kanaltürk, Radyo 59, Radyo Aile Rehberi, Radyo Bamteli, Radyo Cihan, Radyo Fıkıh, Radyo Küre, Radyo Mehtap, Radyo Nur, Radyo Şemşik, Samanyolu Haber, Umut, Yağmur, Rengin Radyo, Özgür Radyo, Ses Radyo, Radyo Karacadağ, Özgür Güneş, Patnos FM, Dünya Radyo, Batman FM.

Publishing houses: Altınburç, Burak Basın Yayın Dağıtım, Define, Dolunay Eğitim Yayın Dağıtım, Giresun Basın Yayın Dağıtım, Gonca, Gülyurdu, GYV, Işık Akademi, Işık Özel Eğitim, İklim Basın Yayın Pazarlama, Kaydırak, Kaynak, Kervan Basın Yayıncılık, Kuşak, Muştu, Nil, Rehber, Sürat Basım Yayın Reklamcılık Eğitim Araçları, Sütun, Şahdamar, Ufuk Basın Yayın Haber Ajans Pazarlama, Ufuk, Waşanxaneya Nil, Yay Basın Dağıtım, Yeni Akademi, Yitik Hazine, Zambak Basın Yayın Eğitim Turizm.

Outlets allowed to resume broadcasts after being shut down under SoE: Zarok TV (must comply with new requirement of 40 percent of broadcasts in Turkish), Yön Radyo.

* Glossary of legal terms used in this text

Detain / Place in custody: To hold in police custody for police interrogation first, and later for testimony to a prosecutor. Might lead to a court appearance depending on the action taken by the prosecutor.

Arrest: To put into prison indefinitely – by court order – pending trial.

Released on probation: Released with an international flight ban issued. Usually entails checking in regularly with a designated police station.

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