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Journalists in State of Emergency - 76

Arrest orders for 34 media workers issued; eight former TRT workers formally arrested

 
On July 21, arrest warrants for 34 individuals who previously worked for media organizations which were shut down under State of Emergency cabinet decrees were issued. They are reportedly under suspicion of having used the chat software ByLock, allegedly used by the Fethullah Gülen network.
 
The state-owned Anatolia only shared the number of media employees, without providing any names. The agency said the 34 individuals were to be detained by police as part of an investigation being conducted by the Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s Office.
 
Eight TRT employees under arrest
 
On July 19, eight former employees of the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) network were imprisoned under arrest rulings by a court for “membership of a terrorist organization.”
 
Media reports said that in Istanbul, warrants to detain 18 people who formerly worked for TRT were issued and that ten of these were captured. One was released after his or her police interrogation.
 
The other nine who were referred to court after their police interrogation were reporter Efnan Y., chief technician Faysal A., engineers Serkan C. and Özgür Ş., chief technician Satı D., production assistants Şule R., Uğur Y., Tuba E. and Yunus G. Eight of these individuals were put under arrest while one was released under judicial control measures.
 
Media reports didn’t contain information on the identity of the person released, making it impossible for P24 to update its list of imprisoned journalists.
 
On July 12, the Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s office issued detention warrants for 34 former TRT employees without providing names.
 
Local Mardin journalist detained
 
Editor-in-chief of the Arena newspaper published in Mardin province Ufuk Güngörmüş  was detained by police on July 21 as part of an inquiry being conducted in the city.
 
Güngörmüş was detained for using the ByLock app, reports said. Thirty-four people were detained in Mardin on the same grounds while a total of 48 detentions issues were issued in the province, reports said.
 
 
Detention period for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi employee extended
 
On July 19, authorities said the detention period for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi employee Zeki Erdem was extended for another seven days.
 
Erdem was taken into police custody on July 11 while traveling to Diyarbakır from Adana province.
 
Erdem was detained at the sports hall of a local high school. It wasn’t immediately clear why Erdem was detained because there is a confidentiality ruling in place on his case.
 
 
Die Welt goes to Constitutional Court for imprisoned correspondent
 
Die Welt N24 publishing house, a group of companies which German daily Die Welt is part of, has petitioned the Turkish Constitutional Court for the newspaper’s Turkey correspondent, Deniz Yücel, who has been imprisoned in Turkey since February.
 
A statement from the group noted that the petition was filed on July 18 and that it sought to take the violation of its press freedom rights due to the imprisonment of Yücel.
 
P24 Legal Team’s lawyers Veysel Ok and Ferat Çağıl, representing Yücel, had also applied to the Constitutional Court on behalf of the journalist in March this year.
 
RTÜK cancels permits for five TV stations using emergency powers
 
The Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK) has canceled the broadcasting permits held by five television stations which failed to obey a 10-day suspension penalty -- a power which was recently given to the body under Turkey’s State of Emergency rules.
 
This marks the first time RTÜK used its new powers.
 
The five television stations whose permits were canceled for not following the suspension order are: Anadolu Yurdum TV, Genç TV, HLT TV, Son Hedef TV and  Yeni Sinema TV.
 
List of journalists currently imprisoned in Turkey
 
            Name, publication
1         Abdulkadir Turay, DİHA reporter
2         Abdullah Kılıç, Habertürk
3         Abdullah Özyurt, Zaman reporter
4         Abdulvahap İş (Freelance journalist)
5         Abdürrahim Ersöz, Antalya
6         Ahmet Altan
7         Ahmet Memiş, Gazeteci, Haberdar news website
8         Ahmet Metin Sekizkardeş, Zaman journalist
9         Ahmet Şık, Cumhuriyet reporter
10       Ahmet Turan Alkan, Zaman
11       Ahmet Yavaş, TRT (Erzurum)
12       Akın Atalay, Pres. of Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board
13       Alaattin Güner, Cihan media director
14       Ali Ahmet Böken, TRT News coordinator
15       Ali Aşikar – Azadiya Welat
16       Ali Babür Boysal, Zaman page designer
17       Ali Bulaç, Eski Zaman columnist
18       Ali Konar, Azadiya Welat bureau chief
19       Ali Ünal, Zaman columnist
20       Ali Yüce, TRT Radio broadcasts chief
21       Arafat Dayan, Demokratik Ulus
22       Aslı Ceren Aslan, Özgür Gelecek
23       Atilla Taş, Meydan columnist
24       Ayhan Demir, Çaldıran News Agency
25       Ayşe Nazlı Ilıcak
26       Ayşenur Parıldak, Zaman, Haberdar
27       Aytekin Gezici, journalist/writer
28       Aziz İstegün, Diyarbakır Zaman representative
29       Bayram Kaya, Zaman reporter
30       Beytullah Özdemir, Zaman Düzce bureau chief
31       Burçin Dokgöz, former Zaman and Çorum reporter
32       Bülent Utku, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member
33       Bünyamin Köseli, Aksiyon magazine reporter
34       Cebrail Parıltı, Anadolu Ajansı (AA) Derik reporter
35       Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Journalists and Writers’ Foundation
36       Ceren Taşkın, Hatay'ın Sesi
37       Cihan Acar, Bugün reporter
38       Cuma Kaya, Zaman
39       Cuma Ulus, Millet newspaper’s publications coordinator
40       Deniz Yücel, Die Welt
41       Emin Demir, Freelancer
42       Emre Soncan, Zaman defense reporter
43       Ercan Gün, Fox TV
44       Erdal Süsem, Eylül magazine editor
45       Erdal Şen, former Meydan managing editor
46       Erol Yüksel (TRT News Department vice president))
47       Erol Zavar, Odak magazine, owner and newsroom director
48       Fahrettin Kılıç, Özgür Toplum
49       Faruk Akkan, Cihan news agency
50       Ferhat Çiftçi, Azadiya Welat Gaziantep bureau chief
51       Fevzi Yazıcı
52       Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Türksolu columnist
53       Gökmen Ulu, Sözcü
54       Gurbet Çakar, Hevi women’s magazine
55       Gültekin Avcı
56       Güray Tekin Öz, columnist
57       Habip Güler, Zaman reporter
58       Hakan Aksel, TRT producer-director
59       Hakan Ergün, Azadiya Welat and Özgür Gündem distributor
60       Hakan Karasinir, columnist
61       Hakan Taşdelen
62       Halil İbrahim Mert, TRT (Erzurum)
63       Hamit Dilbahar, Azadiya Welat columnist
64       Hamza Günerigök, TRT
65       Hanım Büşra Erdal, Zaman reporter and columnist
66       Hasan Duman, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi distributor
67       Haşim Söylemez, Aksiyon columnist
68       Hatice Duman, Atılım newspaper’s owner and managing editor
69       Hayati Yıldız, Azadiya Welat
70       Hidayet Karaca, Samanyolu Media Group President
71       Hülya Karakaya, Özgür Halk Managing Editor
72       Hüseyin Aydın, Cihan reporter
73       Hüseyin Turan, Zaman columnist
74       İbrahim Balta, Zaman business editor
75       İbrahim Kareyeğen, responsible editor for Zaman
76       İdris Okur, Cihan New Agency Çorum reporter
77       İdris Sayılgan, DİHA
78       İlker İlkan, Azadiya Welat
79       İnan Kızılkaya, Özgür Gündem Newsroom Editor
80       İsa Siyi, Haberdar
81       İsmail Avcı, Zaman
82       İsmail Efe, local press advisor in İzmir
83       Kadri Gürsel, Editorial Advisor
84       Kamuran Sunbat, DİHA Çukurova reporter (formerly)
85       Kemal Sancılı, Özgür Gündem copyrights holder
86       Kenan Karavil, Radyo Dünya editor-in-chief
87       Lokman Erdoğan, Çorum Manşet, owner
88       Mahir Kanaat, BirGün, head of accountingn
89       Mediha Olgun, Sözcü
90       Mehmet Altan
91       Mehmet Baransu, Taraf columnist/reporter
92       Mehmet Çakmakçı, Medyascope.tv reporter
93       Mehmet Dener, Şanlıurfa.com editor-in-chief
94       Mehmet Güleş, DİHA
95       Mehmet Kuru, Zaman Eskişehir reporter
96       Mehmet Özdemir, Zaman columnist
97       Meltem Oktay, DİHA reporter
98       Meşale Tolu, ETHA translater
99       Mikail Barut, Özgür Halk former editor
100     Miktat Algül, Mezitli FM General Publications Coordinator
101     Mizgin Çay – Radyo Karacadağ
102     Muhammet Taşçılar, Şanlıurfa.com editor-in-chief
103     Murat Aksoy,former Yeni Şafak columnist
104     Murat Avcıoğlu, Zaman
105     Murat Çapan,
106     Murat Dağdeviren (Demokrat Gebze owner)
107     Murat Sabuncu, Editor-in- Chief
108     Musa Kart, Cartoonist
109     Mustafa Erkan Acar, Bugün news editor,
110     Mustafa Gök, Ankara bureau chief for Ekmek ve Adalet magazine
111     Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member
112     Mustafa Ünal, Zaman
113     Mutlu Çölgeçen, Millet, newsroom coordinator
114     Mümtazer Türköne, Zaman columnist
115     Nadir Yücel, Çorum Yıldız (local) Editor-in-Chief
116     Nedim Türfent,DİHA
117     Nizamettin İzgi (Batman Newspaper’s owner)
118     Nur Ener, Yeni Asya
119     Nuri Durna, TRT
120     Nuri Yeşil, Azadiya Welat Dersim bureau chief
121     Nurullah Kaya, G.antep Zaman representative
122     Oğuz Usluer, Habertürk former broadcasts coordinator
123     Osman Yakut, Zaman Antalya
124     Ozan Kaplanoğlu, Bursa Muhalif
125     Ömer Çelik, DİHA news manager
126     Ömer Oruç, Cihan newspaper
127     Ömer Özdemir, Antalya eski Zaman muhabiri
128     Önder Çelik, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member
129     Özcan Keser (TRT reporter)
130     Rabia Özkaya, Özgür Halk
131     Ramazan Alkan, Yeni Akit reporter
132     Resul Cengiz, Denizli reporter with Zaman
133     Sadık Demir – Radyo Karacadağ
134     Salih Erbekler – Radyo Karacadağ
135     Sami Tunca, Mücadele Birliği magazine Managing Editor
136     Selman Keleş, DİHA
137     Serhat Şeftali, Zaman regional bureau chief for the Med region
138     Serkan Aydemir, Bitlis Aktüel reporter
139     Seyid Kılıç, TRT News
140     Seyithan Akyüz, Azadiya Welat Adana bureau chief
141     Sezgin Kartal, Sosyalist Dayanımşa magazine
142     Şahabettin Demir, DİHA reporter
143     Şahin Alpay, Zaman columnist
144     Şeref Yılmaz, Irmak TV
145     Şerife Oruç, DİHA reporter
146     Şirin Çoban, Azadiya Welat
147     Tahsin Kürklü, Zaman – head of Logistics Department
148     Togay Okay, Özgür Gelecek
149     Tunca Öğreten, former Diken editor
150     Tuncer Çetinkaya, Zaman Antalya
151     Turhan Günay, Chief Editor of Cumhuriyet supplement
152     Ufuk Şanlı, former Vatan columnist
153     Ulaş Sezgin, ETHA reporter
154     Ünal Tanık, Rota Haber editor-in-chief
155     Vahit Yazgan, İzmir Zaman bureau chief
156     Vedat Beki, Sözcü 18
157     Vedat Demir, former Yarına Bakış writer
158     Yakup Çetin, Zaman reporter
159     Yakup Şimşek, Zaman, marketing director
160     Yalçın Güler, TRT (Erzurum)
161     Yener Dönmez, Habervaktim news website
162     Yetkin Yıldız, Aktif Haber website editor
163     Yılmaz Kahraman, Özgür Halk editor
164     Zafer Özsoy
165     Zehra Doğan, Jinha
166     Ziya Ataman, DİHA reporter
            

Lists of all journalists in prison and the media institutions, associations and foundations closed down under the State of Emergency can be viewed here.
 

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