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 - 47

Journalists in State of Emergency - 47

On Feb. 27, a Turkish court put German daily Die Welt’s Turkey correspondent Deniz Yücel under arrest on charges of “spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization” and “inciting the public to hatred and hostility.”

Yücel was taken to the Istanbul Courthouse to testify to prosecutors two weeks after his detention on Feb. 15.

In his testimony to prosecutors, Yücel was asked if he knew any of the journalists, who were detained in an investigation related to Energy Minister Berat Albayrak’s email account being hacked. He was also asked questions about an interview he conducted with Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) commander Cemil Bayık in 2015; about his critical articles from the past few years and whether he had come into the possession of the hacked emails of Albayrak.

The journalist was arrested by the Istanbul 9th Criminal Judicature of Peace following his prosecutorial interrogation.

The court’s arrest ruling said Yücel was being arrested for “creating the impression that the PKK terror organization is a legitimate organization” in his 2015 interview with Bayık, for “inciting Turkish and Kurdish citizens to hatred and hostility” in an article published on Oct. 26, 2016, for criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in an article dated Feb. 17, 2017, for expressing his doubts about the identity of the group that staged the July 15 coup attempt, and for “spreading propaganda of a terrorist organization and for inciting the public to hatred and hostility” in an article about Turkish security forces operations in the southeastern town of Cizre published on Dec. 12, 2016.

The Die Welt journalist was then taken in Metris Prison in İstanbul.

In a statement, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel criticised the arrest as "bitter and disappointing" and called it "disproportionate".

"The German government expects that the Turkish judiciary, in its treatment of the Yücel case, takes account of the high value of freedom of the press for every democratic society. We will continue to insist on a fair and legal treatment of Deniz Yücel and hope that he will soon regain his freedom," she said.

Yücel’s arrest brings the number of journalists in prison to 155. The full list can be viewed here.

Hürriyet investigated over army report

On Feb. 27, the Bakırköy Chief Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into a news report titled “The Military HQ is restless” published last weekend in Hürriyet. The newspaper’s Ankara Bureau Chief Hande Fırat was called to testify in the investigation, reports said.

The news report, which carried Fırat’s by-line, claimed that some groups inside the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) were unnerved by criticism directed at Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and other issues. However, the headline chosen alludes to a headline used by the Cumhuriyet daily in 2003, which stated “Young officers are restless” for an article which was mostly viewed as making a veiled call for a military overthrow against the Justice and Development Party (AKP).

A large number of columnists attacked Fırat in the pro-government media after the publication of the report.

Fırat, previously the chief Ankara reporter for CNNTürk, had consistently refrained from criticizing the government, and was generally regarded as being in the good graces of the government, especially after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed the nation via FaceTime on her mobile phone live on television on the night of the July 15 attempt.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also harshly criticized the report.

On Feb. 28, Hürriyet announced that it was replacing Sedat Ergin its editor-in-chief of two and a half years, with Fikret Bila, a senior journalist who previously served as editor-in-chief for Milliyet, previously owned by Doğan Group. Hürriyet sources have denied any link between the two incidents, according to T24.

Vice news reporters on trial

The trial of two Vice News journalists and their translator who were detained in August 2015 for reporting in Diyarbakır during a curfew in the town began on Feb. 27. Vice News reporters Jake Hanrahan and Philip John Pendlebury, their translator Mohamed Ismael Rasool and driver Abdurrahman Direkçi. The suspects are being accused of “violating laws on prevention of terror financing” and “spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization.”

The court removed the probation terms and international flight ban in place for Direkçi and Rasool in the hearing. The session was adjourned until a later date.

Court upholds prison sentence for journalist

The 4th Criminal Chamber of the Ankara Regional Court on Feb. 24 upheld a lower court’s ruling sentence journalist Ali Barış Kurt to two years four months and three days in prison on charges of “spreading propaganda of a terrorist organization.” The journalist was accused on the basis of his social media posts and journalistic articles.

Capture warrant issued for slain journalist

Evrensel has reported that the authorities had issued a capture warrant for Azadiya Welat journalist Rohat Aktaş, who was killed in during a curfew in the southeastern town of Cizre during security forces’ operation in the area. Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Dilek Öcalan has reportedly submitted a parliamentary inquiry about the capture warrant, demanding a response from Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ.

Aktaş was killed, allegedly, along with many other civilians, who were hiding in a residential basement

where they had taken refuge from the shelling in February 2016.

Book cover designer detained

A graphics designer who had designed a book investigating President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s educational background was detained on Feb. 25, according to news reports.

The designer, whose name wasn’t announced publicly, had recently designed the book “The one without a diploma,” written by Ergün Poyraz.

The book’s publisher, Siyah Beyaz Books, confirmed the detention in a statement, saying the graphics designer was released at 10 pm on the same day. It also said it stood by its writers, employees and published works.

Earlier, some opposition parties and critics had raised questions about Erdoğan’s university diploma, claiming that he had never finished university. According to Turkish law, holding a university degree is a requirement for running for presidential office.

Journalism student released

Helin Yıldırım, a senior student at Akdeniz University’s department of journalism, tweeted on Feb. 25 that she had been released after 11 days under detention.

No official explanation was offered as to the reason of the young woman’s detention.

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                                  İbrahim Karayeğen, 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

124      Aslı Ceren Aslan, Özgür Gelecek

125       Deniz Yücel, Die Welt

List of journalists arrested/convicted before State of Emergency

126       Abdulkadir Turay, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

127       Ali Konar, Azadiya Welat representative

128       Arafat Dayan, Demokratik Ulus former managing editor

129       Cebrail Parıltı, Anadolu Ajansı (AA) Derik reporter

130       Emin Demir, Freelancer

131       Erdal Süsem, Eylül Magazine Editor

132       Erol Zavar, Odak magazine’s owner

133       Ferhat Çiftçi, Azadiya Welat Gaziantep representative

Feyyaz İmrak, DİHA reporter, Released

134       Gurbet Çakar, Hevi women’s magazine

135       Hamit Dilbahar, Azadiya Welat columnist

136       Hatice Duman, owner of Atılım newspaper

137       Hidayet Karaca, President of Samanyolu Media

138       Kamuran Sunbat, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA)

139       Kenan Karavil, Radyo Dünya Editor-in-chief

140       Mazlum Dolan, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

141       Mehmet Baransu, Taraf columnist

142       Mikail Barut, Özgür Halk Magazine former Editor

143       Miktat Algül, Mezitli FM, General broadcast coordinator

144       Muhammed Doğru, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

145       Mustafa Gök, Ekmek ve Adalet Magazine Ankara representative

146       Nedim Türfent, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

147       Nuri Yeşil, Azadiya Welat Dersim Temsilcisi

148       Özgür Amed (Ethem Çağır), Özgür Gündem columnist

149       Sami Tunca, Mücadele Birliği Magazine news editor

150       Serkan Aydemir, Bitlis Aktüel reporter

151       Seyithan Akyüz, Azadiya Welat Adana

152       Şahabettin Demir, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

153       Şerife Oruç, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter

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

154       Yılmaz Kahraman, Özgür Halk Magazine Editor

155       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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