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 - 54

Journalists in State of Emergency - 54

On April 4, Turkish prosecutors submitted an indictment to a court against 19 Cumhuriyet executives, journalists and lawyers.

The indictment, drafted by the İstanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office, accuses 17 of the 19 suspects of “aiding a terrorist organization without being its members.” The case of journalist Ahmet Şık, who was arrested in December 2016, was merged with the main Cumhuriyet  trial.

The indictment lists columns and news reports by the journalists under trial, as well as tweets by the daily’s executives as “elements of crime.” The indictment also accuses the journalists of “having had phone conversations with ByLock users,” a little-known application which Turkish authorities say was used by the Fethullah Gülen network -- the community allegedly behind the July 15 account -- until early 2016.

Sentences sought

The prosecutor demands between 7.5 to 15 years of imprisonment of Ahmet Şık, accusing of “helping the armed terrorist organizations PKK and DHKP/C, despite being a member” of either of the organizations.

For former Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu; columnists Kadri Gürsel, Aydın Engin, Bülent Yener and Günseli Özaltay, the prosecutor asked between 7.5 and 15 years in prison on charges of “aiding an armed terrorist organization without being its members.”

The indictment seeks between 11.5 to 43 years of imprisonment for Cumhuriyet newspaper’s Executive Board President Akın Atalay and members Mehmet Orhan Erinç and Önder Çelik on charges of “aiding an armed terrorist organization without being its members” and “abusing power derived from one’s position.”

For Bülent Utku, cartoonist Musa Kart, Hakan Karasinir, Mustafa Kemal Güngör and Hikmet Aslan Çetinkaya, the indictment demands between from 9.5 to 29 years on charges of “aiding an armed terrorist organization without being its members” and “abusing power derived from one’s position.”

19 of the 12 defendants in the case are under arrest, while five others are pending trial outside prison. The prosecutor also sought an arrest warrant for İlhan Tanır, who lives in the US, and for Can Dündar, who currently resides in Germany.

More Cumhuriyet detentions

On April 7, Cumhuriyet’s Finance Manager Emre İper was taken into custody at a midnight raid on his home by police. Earlier, a motorcycle courier working for Cumhuriyet, Yavuz Yakışkan, had been detained.

Detention period for 13 journalists extended

The Istanbul Prosecutor’s office has extended the custody period for the 13 journalists who were detained in a new investigation hours after being released by a court in the coup investigation on April 1 for an additional seven days.

In a related development, the judges who served on the panel of the Istanbul 25th High Criminal Court, which ruled for the release of 21 journalists who have been under arrest in the coup investigation, were temporarily suspended.  Similarly, three journalists in Antalya province, who were released in early April in a coup-related trial, were taken into custody and subsequently arrested on April 3. Those arrested include Antalya Zaman reporter Tuncer Çetinkaya and local news website owner Olgun Matur.

Other detentions

Ahmet Boltan, a distributor for the Kurdish Rojeva Media newspaper, was detained in Diyarbakır province on April 1.

On April 6, the Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s Office announced that it had detained 38 employees of the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) network under suspicion of ties with the Fethullah Gülen network.

On April 4, a court issued a capture warrant for Önder Öner, an editor for the Etkin News Agency. The police were unable to locate Öner during a search of his residence.

Trials and investigations of journalists

The Istanbul 8th Criminal Court of First Instance issued a total of TL 113,000  in fines to journalists who were employed by the Özgür Gündem daily, which was shut down under a Cabinet decree. Those fined include the former Editor-in-Chief Eren Keskin, the Managing Editor Reyhan Çapan and editor Ersin Çaksu.

Hamza Aktan, a news editor for the shuttered İMC news website, was acquitted by a Bakırköy court on April 4 in a trial where he was accused of “spreading terror propaganda” over some of his tweets.

Cemil Uğur and Halil İbrahim Polat, two Evrensel reporters, who were detained earlier while covering a riot in Mersin province with Uğur remaining under arrest for three months, were on trial on April 3. The session was adjourned until June 12.

DİHA reporter Mehmet Güleş, who was arrested on Dec. 7, 2016, who risks up to 22 years in prison, appeared before a court for the first time on April 3 in Elazığ. The court ruled to keep the arrest ruling for Güleş in place.

Another DİHA reporter, Ziya Ataman, also appeared before a court on April 3. Ataman wasn’t released in the trial. The trial was adjourned until July 5.

DİHA journalist Ömer Gül, who was detained in country-wide operations in 2015, was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison.

Jiyar Cihanferd and Hassan Balada, two Kurdish-Iranian writers who were detained in Turkey’s Mardin province in January, will appear before a judge on April 10. The two writers were arrested on charges of membership of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

An investigation was launched into local Giresun journalist Ali Dursun on charges of “insulting the president and the prime minister” in his social media posts and news reports. Dursun testified to police during an interrogation at the Görele Police Department in Giresun.

Şujin reporters Zeynep Turgut and Nişmiye Güler, who were earlier taken into custody in Tatvan, were let go on April 7.

German officials visit Yücel

On April 4, German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth visited Deniz Yücel, a Die Welt reporter who is under arrest, in Silivri Prison. Roth said German officials were still trying to secure the release of Yücel.

Access bans

ON April 4, the Turkish Telecommunications Board (BTK) blocked access to, a left-wing news website and to Dihaber’s website.

Journalists arrested under State of Emergency as part of coup investigation

1                      Ali Babür Boysal, Zaman page designer

2                      Ali Bulaç, Eski Zaman columnist

3                      Ali Ünal, Zaman columnist

4                      Ayşe Nazlı Ilıcak

5                      Ayşenur Parıldak, Zaman, Haberdar

6                      Aytekin Gezici, journalist/writer

7                      Aziz İstegün, Diyarbakır Zaman representative

8                      Bayram Kaya, Zaman reporter

9                      Abdullah Özyurt, Zaman reporter

10                    Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Journalists and Writers’ Foundation

11                    Cihat Ünal, Antalya Zaman reporter

12                    Cuma Kaya, Zaman

13                    Cuma Ulus, Millet newspaper’s  publications coordinator

14                    Eda Şanlı Akıllı, Antalya owner, writer for Bizim Antalya

15                    Emre Soncan, Zaman defense reporter

16                    Erdal Şen, former Meydan managing editor

17                    Ahmet Altan

18                    Faruk Akkan, Cihan news agency

19                    Fevzi Yazıcı

20                    Gültekin Avcı

21                    Habip Güler, Zaman reporter

22                    Hakan Taşdelen

23                    Halil İbrahim Mert, TRT (Erzurum)

24                    Hanım Büşra Erdal, Zaman reporter and columnist

25                    Haşim Söylemez, Aksiyon columnist

26                    Ahmet Memiş, Gazeteci, Haberdar news website

27                    Hüseyin Turan, Zaman columnist

28                    İbrahim Balta, Zaman business editor

29                    İbrahim Kareyeğen, responsible editor for Zaman

30                    İsa Siyi, Haberdar

31                    İsmail Avcı, Zaman

32                    Kenan Baş, Antalya Zaman reporter

33                    Lokman Erdoğan, Çorum Manşet, owner

34                    Mehmet Altan

35                    Mehmet Dener, Şanlı editor-in-chief

36                    Mehmet Kuru, Zaman Eskişehir reporter

37                    Ahmet Metin Sekizkardeş, Zaman journalist

38                    Mehmet Özdemir, Zaman columnist

39                    Muhammet Taşçılar, Şanlı editor-in-chief

40                    Murat Avcıoğlu, Zaman

41                    Murat Öztürk, Çorum Manşet editor

42                    Mustafa Ünal, Zaman

43                    Mutlu Çölgeçen, Millet, newsroom coordinator

44                    Mümtazer Türköne, Zaman columnist

45                    Nur Ener, Yeni Asya

46                    Ahmet Turan Alkan, Zaman

47                    Nuri Durna, TRT

48                    Nurullah Kaya, G.antep Zaman representative

49                    Olgun Matur, Antalya local journalist

50                    Osman Yakut, Zaman Antalya

51                    Özkan Mayda, Antalya reporter with Zaman

52                    Ramazan Alkan, Yeni Akit reporter

53                    Resul Cengiz, Denizli reporter with Zaman

54                    Şahin Alpay, Zaman columnist

55                    Ahmet Yavaş, TRT (Erzurum)

56                    Şeref Yılmaz, Irmak TV

57                    Tahsin Kürklü, Zaman – head of Logistics Department

58                    Tuncer Çetinkaya, Zaman Antalya

59                    Ufuk Şanlı, former Vatan columnist

60                    Ünal Tanık, Rota Haber editor-in-chief

61                    Vahit Yazgan, İzmir Zaman bureau chief

62                    Vedat Beki, Sözcü 18

63                    Vedat Demir, former Yarına Bakış writer

64                    Yakup Şimşek, Zaman, marketing director

65                    Alaaddin Kaya, Zaman former copyrights owner

66                    Yalçın Güler, TRT (Erzurum)

67                    Yener Dönmez, Habervaktim news website

68                    Zafer Özsoy

69                    Ercan Gün, Fox TV

70                                Ömer Oruç, Cihan newspaper

71                    İsmail Efe, local press advisor in İzmir

72                    Alaattin Güner, Cihan media director

73                    Abdürrahim Ersöz, Antalya

74                    Ömer Özdemir, Antalya eski Zaman muhabiri

Bayram Parlak, Radyo Cihan (Diyarbakır), Released after months in prison

Detained after release on March 31                           Abdullah Kılıç, Habertürk

Detained after release on March 31               Ali Akkuş, Zaman general publications editor

Detained after release on March 31               Atilla Taş, Meydan columnist

Detained after release on March 31               Bünyamin Köseli, Aksiyon magazine reporter

Detained after release on March 31               Cihan Acar, Bugün reporter

Detained after release on March 31               Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Türksolu columnist

Detained after release on March 31               Hüseyin Aydın, Cihan reporter

Detained after release on March 31               Murat Aksoy,former Yeni Şafak columnist

Detained after release on March 31               Mustafa Erkan Acar, Bugün news editor,

Detained after release on March 31               Oğuz Usluer, Habertürk former broadcasts coordinator

Detained after release on March 31               Seyid Kılıç, TRT News

Detained after release on March 31               Yakup Çetin, Zaman reporter

Detained after release on March 31               Yetkin Yıldız, Aktif Haber website editor

Lalezar Sarıibrahimoğlu (Lale Kemal), Zaman columnist –Released after about 90 days in prison Released in Sept. 2016

Cumali Önal, Zaman Arabic Service

Nuriye Ural (Akman), Zaman columnist –Released after about 90 days in prison

Journalists arrested in Cumhuriyet operation on Nov. 5, 2016

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

76  Musa Kart, Cartoonist

77  Güray Tekin Öz, columnist

78  Hakan Karasinir, columnist

79  Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member

80  Önder Çelik, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member

81  Bülent Utku, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member

82  Ahmet Şık, Cumhuriyet reporter (Arrested in January 2017)

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

84  Murat Sabuncu, Editor-in- Chief

85  Kadri Gürsel, Editorial Advisor

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

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 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


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' 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' 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

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, Released

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

Hacı Yusuf Topaloğlu, journalist , Detained on March 3, released after a week

Ramazan Ölçen, Azadiya Welat, Detained on March 3, released after a week

Journalists arrested during State of Emergency outside coup probe

86   Abdullah Kaya, DİHA

87   Ali Aşikar – Azadiya Welat

88   Aslı Ceren

89   Ceren Taşkın, Hatay'ın Sesi

90   Tunca Öğreten, former Diken editor

91   Hakan Ergün, Azadiya Welat and Özgür Gündem distributor

92   Hasan Duman, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi distributor

93   Hayati Yıldız, Azadiya Welat

94   İdris Sayılgan, DİHA

95   İlker İlkan, Azadiya Welat

96   İnan Kızılkaya, Özgür Gündem Newsroom Editor

97   Kemal Sancılı, Özgür Gündem copyrights holder

98   Mahir Kanaat, BirGün, head of accountingn

99   Mehmet Güleş, DİHA

100   Mizgin Çay – Radyo Karacadağ

101   Ömer Çelik, DİHA news manager

102   Rabia Özkaya, Özgür Halk

103   Sadık Demir – Radyo Karacadağ

104   Salih Erbekler – Radyo Karacadağ

105   Şirin Çoban, Azadiya Welat

106   Togay Okay, Özgür Gelecek

107   Hülya Karakaya, Özgür Halk Managing Editor

108   Deniz Yücel, Die Welt

109   Selman Keleş, DİHA

110   Fahrettin Kılıç, Özgür Toplum

111   Ayhan Demir, Çaldıran News Agency

Zehra Doğan – JİNHA, Released in December 2016

Mehmet Arslan – DİHA, released

Şermin Soydan – DİHA , Released

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

Aslı Erdoğan – Özgür Gündem

Metin Bekiroğlu – DİHA

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

Erdem Muhirci – DİHA, Released on Feb. 28, 2017

Necmiye Alpay – Özgür Gündem (released in December 2016)

Sabahattin Koyuncu – DİHA, released on Jan. 3, 2017

Arap Turan - Azadiya Welat, released on Feb. 21, 2017

Ferit Toprak - Azadiya Welat, released on Feb. 21, 2017

Cemil Uğur – Evrensel, released in December

Mehmet Anıl – ETHA, released in late 2016

Ayhan Karahan - Local Bodrum journalist, released after about two weeks in prison

Perihan Kara – Freelance journalist, released, release date unkown

Aysel Işık – JINHA reporter, Released March 1, 2017

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

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

List of journalists arrested/convicted before State of Emergency

112      Gurbet Çakar, Hevi women’s magazine

113      Abdulkadir Turay,DİHA reporter

114      Ali Konar, Azadiya Welat bureau chief

115      Cebrail Parıltı, Anadolu Ajansı (AA) Derik reporter

116      Emin Demir, Freelancer

117      Erdal Süsem, Eylül magazine editor

118      Erol Zavar, Odak magazine, owner and newsroom director

119      Ferhat Çiftçi, Azadiya Welat Gaziantep bureau chief

120      Hamit Dilbahar, Azadiya Welat columnist

121      Hatice Duman, Atılım newspaper’s owner and managing editor

122      Hidayet Karaca, Samanyolu Media Group President

123      Kamuran Sunbat, DİHA Çukurova reporter (formerly)

124      Kenan Karavil, Radyo Dünya editor-in-chief

125      Mazlum Dolan,DİHA reporter

126      Mehmet Baransu, Taraf columnist/reporter

127      Mikail Barut, Özgür Halk former editor

128      Miktat Algül, Mezitli FM General Publications Coordinator

129      Muhammed Doğru,DİHA reporter

130      Mustafa Gök, Ankara bureau chief for Ekmek ve Adalet magazine

131      Nedim Türfent,DİHA

132      Nuri Yeşil, Azadiya Welat Dersim bureau chief

133      Özgür Amed (Ethem Çağır), Özgür Gündem writer

134      Sami Tunca, Mücadele Birliği magazine Managing Editor

135      Serkan Aydemir, Bitlis Aktüel reporter

136      Seyithan Akyüz, Azadiya Welat Adana bureau chief

137      Şahabettin Demir, DİHA reporter

138      Şerife Oruç, DİHA reporter

139      Yılmaz Kahraman, Özgür Halk editor

140      Ziya Ataman, DİHA reporter

141 Arafat Dayan, Demokratik Ulus

Feyyaz İmrak, DİHA reporter, Released

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

Zeynel Abidin Bulut – Azadiya Welat

Sevan Nişanyan Still in prison (Not included in total count due to the nature of the charges against him).

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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