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09 December

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 32

Recent arrest of reporter Mehmet Güleş brings number of journalists in prison to 149

 
 
Mehmet Güleş, a reporter for the shuttered Dicle News Agency (DIHA), was put under arrest on Dec. 7.

Güleş was arrested after his initial detention on the same date in Elazığ province. According to media reports, Güleş exercised his right to remain silent during his police interrogation and was arrested by an Elazığ court on charges of propagating for a terrorist organization. The court has treated news reports filed by him while working at DIHA, his Facebook posts and mobile phone traffic as evidence.

P24 has also recently become aware that two Zaman employees -- Ali Babür Boysal, a page designer, and Tahsin Kürklü, head of the newspaper’s transportation department -- were arrested in the coup investigation. Addition of these two men to P24’s list and Güleş’s arrest bring the total number of journalists in prison to 149. The full list of journalists in prison can be viewed here.

Legal proceedings, access bans

On Dec. 7, prosecutors rejected an appeal filed by lawyers representing journalists of Cumhuriyet, demanding the release of their clients on the grounds that “evidence for the case has not yet been collected.”
 
A court has accepted an indictment against two journalists -- Hüseyin Tahmaz and Hasan Hayri Şanlı --  who participated in a solidarity campaign for Özgür Gündem. The first hearing in the trial -- where the journalists are accused of propagating for a terrorist organization -- is scheduled for Jan. 31, 2017.
 
On Dec. 6, a court banned access to the online version of a news report by journalist Çiğdem Toker,  published on July 11 by Cumhuriyet on SADAT A.Ş., a private military training company whose founder was appointed as an advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
 
On Dec. 9, journalist and painter Zehra Doğan will appear before a Mardin court following her arrest on July 23.  Doğan, who was detained on July 22 while sitting at a Mardin café,  is charged with membership in  a terrorist organization and propagating for a terrorist organization.

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 Bulaç, Zaman Newspaper columnist
12        Ali Ünal, Zaman columnist
13        Atilla Taş, Meydan Newspaper columnist
14        Ayşe Nazlı Ilıcak, Yarına Bakış
15        Ayşenur Parıldak, Zaman
16        Aytekin Gezici, Journalist
17        Aziz İstegün, Diyarbakır Zaman regional representative
18        Bayram Kaya, Zaman reporter
19        Bayram Parlak, Radyo Cihan (Diyarbakır)
20        Bünyamin Köseli, Aksiyon Magazine reporter
21        Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Journalists and Writers Foundation
22        Cihan Acar, Bugün reporter
23        Cihat Ünal, Antalya Zaman reporter
24        Cuma Kaya, Zaman Newspaper
25        Cuma Ulus, Millet Newspaper publications coordinator
26        Cumali Önal, Zaman, in charge of Arabic editions
27        Eda Şanlı, owner of local Antalya newspaper and columnist for Bizim Antalya
28        Emre Soncan, Zaman defense reporter
29        Ercan Gün, Fox TV News editor
30        Erdal Şen, Meydan newspaper managing editor
31        Faruk Akkan, Cihan News Agency journalist
32        Fevzi Yazıcı, Zaman Newspaper
33        Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Türksolu columnist
34        Gültekin Avcı
35        Habip Güler, Zaman reporter
36        Hakan Taşdelen
37        Halil İbrahim Mert, TRT (Erzurum)
38        Hanım Büşra Erdal, Zaman reporter and columnist
39        Haşim Söylemez, Aksiyon Magazine columnist
40        Hüseyin Aydın, Cihan reporter
41        Hüseyin Turan, Zaman columnist
42        İbrahim Balta, Zaman business news editor
43        ibrahim Kareyeğen, Zaman managing editor
44        İsa Siyi, Haberdar news site
45        Kenan Baş, Antalya Zaman reporter
            Lalezar Sarıibrahimoğlu (Lale Kemal), Zaman columnist -Released
46        Lokman Erdoğan, Çorum Manşet (Antalya) owner and columnist
47        Mehmet Altan, professor of economics, author and journalist
48        Mehmet Dener, Şanlıurfa.com editor-in-chief
49        Mehmet Kuru, Zaman Eskişehir reporter
50        Mehmet Özdemir, Zaman
51        Muhammet Taşçılar, Sanliurfa.com website editor-in-chief
52        Murat Aksoy, Yeni Şafak columnist
53        Murat Avcıoğlu, Zaman
54        Murat Öztürk, Çorum Manşet (Antalya) managing editor
55        Mustafa Erkan Acar, Bugün news manager
56        Mustafa Ünal, Ankara Bureau Chief of Zaman
57        Mutlu Çölgeçen, Millet newsroom coordinator
58        Mümtazer Türköne, Zaman columnist
59        Nuri Durna, TRT
            Nuriye Ural (Akman), Zaman columnist -Released
60        Nurullah Kaya, G.antep Zaman regional representative
61        Olgun Matur, Antalya journalist
62        Osman Yakut, Zaman Antalya
63        Özkan Mayda, Antalya Zaman reporter
64        Ramazan Alkan, Yeni Akit reporter
65        Resul Cengiz, Eski Zaman Denizli reporter
66        Seyid Kılıç, TRT Haber
67        Şahin Alpay, Zaman columnist
68        Şeref Yılmaz, Irmak TV
69        Tuncer Çetinkaya, Zaman Antalya regional representative
70        Ufuk Şanlı, columnist for Vatan newspaper
71        Vahit Yazgan, İzmir Zaman regional representative
72        Vedat Demir, Yarına Bakış Columnist
73        Yakup Çetin, Zaman Reporter
74        Yakup Şimşek, Zaman marketing manager
75        Yalçın Güler, TRT (Erzurum)
76        Yener Dönmez, Habervaktim news site
77        Yetkin Yıldız, Aktif Haber
78        Zafer Özsoy
79        Ali Babür Boysal, Zaman page designer
80        Tahsin Kürklü, head of Zaman's transportation department
            Journalists arrested in Cumhuriyet operation on Nov. 5, 2016
81        Akın Atalay, President of Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board (arrested on Nov. 12)
82        Murat Sabuncu, Editor-in-Chief
83        Kadri Gürsel, Editorial Advisor
84        Turhan Günay, Chief Editor of the paper’s book supplement
85        Musa Kart, Cartoonist
86        Güray Tekin Öz, columnist
87        Hakan Karasinir, columnist
88        Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member
89        Önder Çelik, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member
90        Bülent Utku, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member
            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, Postmedya.com 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, Haberdar.com 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, 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
            Journalists arrested during State of Emergency outside coup probe
91        Zeynel Abidin Bulut – Azadiya Welat
92        Zehra Doğan – JİNHA
93        Hülya Karakaya – Özgür Halk
94        Mehmet Arslan – DİHA
            Şermin Soydan – DİHA , Released
            Lindsey Snell – Freelancer - Released and deported on Oct. 13
95        Aslı Erdoğan – Özgür Gündem
96        Metin Bekiroğlu – DİHA
97        İnan Kızılkaya – Özgür Gündem
98        Zana (Bilir) Kaya – Özgür Gündem
99        Erdem Muhirci – DİHA
100      Ali Aşikar – Azadiya Welat
101      Necmiye Alpay – Özgür Gündem
102      Sabahattin Koyuncu - DİHA
103      Arap Turan - Azadiya Welat
104      Ferit Toprak - Azadiya Welat
105      Rabia Özkaya - Özgür Halk
106      Şirin Çoban – Azadiya Welat
107      İlker İlkan – Azadiya Welat
108      Cemil Uğur – Evrensel
109      Mehmet Anıl - ETHA
110      Sadık Demir – Radyo Karacadağ
111      Mizgin Çay – Radyo Karacadağ
112      Salih Erbekler – Radyo Karacadağ
113      Togay Okay - Özgür Gelecek
114      Ayhan Karahan - Local Bodrum journalist
115      Perihan Kara – Freelance journalist
116      Aysel Işık - Freelance journalist
117      Mehmet Güleş - DİHA
           
List of journalists arrested before State of Emergency         
           
118      Abdulkadir Turay, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter
119      Ali Konar, Azadiya Welat representative
120      Arafat Dayan, Demokratik Ulus former managing editor
121      Cebrail Parıltı, Anadolu Ajansı (AA) Derik reporter
122      Emin Demir, Freelancer
123      Erdal Süsem, Eylül Magazine Editor
124      Erol Zavar, Odak magazine’s owner
125      Ferhat Çiftçi, Azadiya Welat Gaziantep representative
126      Feyyaz İmrak, DİHA reporter
127      Gurbet Çakar, Hevi women’s magazine
128      Hamit Dilbahar, Azadiya Welat columnist
129      Hatice Duman, owner of Atılım newspaper
130      Hidayet Karaca, President of Samanyolu Media
131      Kamuran Sunbat, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA)
132      Kenan Karavil, Radyo Dünya Editor-in-chief
133      Mazlum Dolan, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter
134      Mehmet Baransu, Taraf columnist
135      Mikail Barut, Özgür Halk Magazine former Editor
136      Miktat Algül, Mezitli FM, General broadcast coordinator
137      Muhammed Doğru, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter
138      Mustafa Gök, Ekmek ve Adalet Magazine Ankara representative
139      Nedim Türfent, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter
140      Nuri Yeşil, Azadiya Welat Dersim Temsilcisi
141      Özgür Amed (Ethem Çağır), Özgür Gündem columnist
142      Sami Tunca, Mücadele Birliği Magazine news editor
143      Serkan Aydemir, Bitlis Aktüel reporter
144      Seyithan Akyüz, Azadiya Welat Adana
145      Şahabettin Demir, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter
146      Şerife Oruç, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter
147      Şermin Soydan, Dicle News Ajansı (DİHA) reporter -- Released on Nov. 23
148      Yılmaz Kahraman, Özgür Halk Magazine Editor
149      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 and Birlik Medya 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.
These lists have been compiled by P24 editors from open news sources and will be updated regularly. Journalists who want to report developments about themselves or their colleagues can contact us at punto24info@gmail.com

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