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 -57

Journalists in State of Emergency -57

On April 15, 12 of the 13 journalists who were released on March 31 in a trial regarding the alleged media arm of the group purportedly behind the July 15 coup attempt were rearrested on serious allegations.

The recent arrests have brought the number of journalists in prison to 153. The full list can be viewed here.

The arrest ruling came in the early hours of April 15, following a full day of courthouse processes during April 14. The 13 journalists were held at the detention center on İstanbul’s Vatan street until their arrest.

News editor of the Zaman newspaper Ali Akkuş was the only journalist released in the new investigation, however he will also be tried on the new charges. Former Habertürk coordinator Abdullah Kılıç , Meydan columnist Atilla Taş, Aksiyon reporter Bünyamin Köseli, Bugün reporter Cihan Acar, Türksolu columnist Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Cihan reporter Hüseyin Aydın, former Yeni Şafak columnist Murat Aksoy, Bugün daily’s news editor Mustafa Erkan Acar, Habertürk former coordinator Oğuz Usluer, TRT Haber’s Seyid Kılıç, Aktif Haber news website editor-in-chief Yetkin Yıldız and Zaman reporter Yakup Çetin were arrested on charges of “attempting to overthrow the constitutional order” and “attempting to overthrow the government of the Republic of Turkey.”

The journalists were released by a decision of the Istanbul 25th High Criminal Court on March 31, only to be detained anew within a few hours, following tweets condemning the ruling posted by pro-government individuals. The panel of judges that made the ruling was suspended on April 3. In Antalya, five journalists were detained and arrested after their release in a similar fashion. Reports on the most recent status of the Antalya journalists have been contradictory, with some stories claiming they were all rearrested while others naming some of the suspects as “fugitives.” These journalists currently have “under arrest” status on P24’s list of imprisoned journalists.

Reasons for arrest

Media reports have stated that the 13 journalists were referred to court on April 14 by Istanbul Chief Prosecutor İrfan Fidan on charges of membership in the Fethullah Gülen network, which Turkish authorities claim orchestrated the coup attempt of July 15. The prosecutor stated in the referral document that the suspects “that there is reasonable doubt of evidence that [the suspects] were part of the media arm of the [Fethullah Gülen] organization during, before and after the coup attempt with the purpose of creating public approval [of the coup]; [and they] actively worked for the organizations that belong to the organization, they fulfilled their duties as agents of influence, and participated in the act of seizing the Republic of Turkey by disrupting the constitutional order and attempting to overthrow the government of Republic of Turkey.”

A total of 21 journalists were released by the Istanbul 25th High Criminal Court on March 21. An objection filed by the prosecutors to the release ruling was accepted for eight journalists, and the 13 who were recently arrested were detained.

Aggravated life sentences for journalists

A new indictment into 17 people, including journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak, Ekrem Dumanlı, Emre Uslu, and Tuncay Opçin was submitted to a Turkish court on April 14.

Six of those charged are currently in prison, ten have “fugitive” status while one is on probation. The suspects are all accused of “attempting to overthrow the government” and “attempting to eradicate the parliament” and they face three counts of life sentences without the possibility of parole.

The document claims that journalists Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and Mehmet Altan, who participated in a television program aired one night before the coup attempt, made statements “that contained coup-related associations.”

Those who were indicted in the document are: Kerim Balcı (capture warrant), Ahmet Altan (under arrest), Ali Çolak (capture warrant), Nazlı Ilıcak (under arrest), Bülent Keneş (capture warrant), Ekrem Dumanlı (capture warrant), Emre Uslu (capture warrant), Faruk Kardıç (capture warrant), Fevzi Yazıcı (under arrest), Mehmet Kamış (capture warrant), Mehmet Altan (under arrest), Osman Özsoy (capture warrant), Şükrü Tuğrul Özşengül (under arrest), Tibet Murad Sanlıman (released pending trial), Tuncay Opçin (capture warrant), Yakup Şimşek (under arrest).

The full text of the indictment can be found here in Turkish.

ECtHR to treat Cumhuriyet application as priority

On April 13, Cumhuriyet reported that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) had decided to treat an application for the imprisoned writers and executives of the Cumhuriyet daily as a priority case. This doesn’t mean the court will necessarily accept the application, but it indicates that the court will review the examination sooner than it would have been under regular circumstances. The court had given the same decision before in the case of several applications from Turkish journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Atilla Taş and Murat Aksoy.

Foreign journalist deported

Le Jour announced that its reporter Olivier Bertrand was detained at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen airport and subsequently deported on April 13. The newspaper said Bertrand’s name was on a list of “unwanted” journalists.

Detentions and trials of journalists

On April 13, police detained Berivan Altan, a reporter for the shuttered DİHA news agency in Mersin province. Officials didn’t name the reason why Altan was being kept in custody.

On April 13, Evrensel journalists Çağrı Sarı and Mehmet Arif Koşar appeared before a court on charges of violating Article 301 of the Turkish Criminal Code, which criminalizes insulting security forces and other state organs. The trial was adjourned until June 6.

Access bans and violations of right to information

On April 14, media reports indicated that 46 news reports providing information on the outcome of criminal cases where the suspects were accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan online were blocked.

In another access ban, the news website was closed by an access ban for the 27th time. A news story on the 28th version of the site reported that on April 13, 13 people were detained in operations conducted by the police into social media posts. Being detained or even arrested after sharing a critical tweet or post on tip-offs from “concerned citizens” is increasingly common in Turkey. According to data from Anatolia News agency, which runs completely on public money but has an openly pro-government stance, about 18,000 such social media posts awaited judicial proceedings as of January this year.

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

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 in 2016

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

Zeynel Abidin Bulut – Azadiya Welat

Journalists arrested on April 14 after being released on March 31 in the coup investigation

142 Abdullah Kılıç, Habertürk

Ali Akkuş, Zaman general publications editor

143 Atilla Taş, Meydan columnist

144 Bünyamin Köseli, Aksiyon magazine reporter

145 Cihan Acar, Bugün reporter

146 Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Türksolu columnist

147 Hüseyin Aydın, Cihan reporter

148 Murat Aksoy,former Yeni Şafak columnist

149 Mustafa Erkan Acar, Bugün news editor,

150 Oğuz Usluer, Habertürk former broadcasts coordinator

151 Seyid Kılıç, TRT News

152 Yakup Çetin, Zaman reporter

153 Yetkin Yıldız, Aktif Haber website editor

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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