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07 September

Journalists in State of Emergency– 88

Daily Evrensel’s regional reporter taken into police custody

 

Kemal Özer, a reporter with the leftist Evrensel newspaper, was taken into police custody on September 4 as part of an investigation being conducted by the Tunceli Chief Prosecutor’s Office.
 
Police attempted to detain Özer earlier in the day, reports said. However, he couldn’t be located during a raid on his home in the early morning. Özer was detained later in the evening at a roadblock along the Tunceli-Ovacık road.
 
Özer, who reports from the eastern province of Tunceli, also known by its Kurdish name Dersim, had received threats from locals over his reporting on illegal hunting in the region, Evrensel reported.
 
Officials said on September 5 that Özer was detained as part of an ongoing terror probe on the suspicion of “membership in a terrorist organization.” The detention period for Özer was extended to seven days; which means he can be kept under detention without appearing before a prosecutor for up to seven days. 
 
TMSF puts assets from seized media organizations on sale
 
Articles, equipment and other assets that belonged to several media organizations that were shut down under Cabinet decrees issued as part of Turkey’s State of Emergency rules were put on sale by the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF).
 
The TMSF announced tenders for the sale of assets of several media organizations on its website. There will be tenders on September 25, September 29 and October 6 for the sale of assets which were seized from IMC TV, TV 10, Jiyan TV, Azadi TV, Taraf Ankara branch, Bugün, Feza Gazetecilik Ankara office, Samanyolu TV Ankara office, Radyo Nur, Bugün TV, Meydan, Yarına Bakış, Yeni Hayat, Kocaeli Manşet, Demokrat Gebze and Dost Ajans.
 
Support for cases of Turkish journalists at ECtHR
 
David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of freedom of expression, and a group of 12 international rights organizations including PEN International, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Human Rights Watch have applied to the European Court of Human Rights, seeking a leave to intervene in the cases of imprisoned Turkish journalists.
 
On September 3, a leave to intervene was granted to Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks in the cases of Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu, the daily’s executive president Akın Atalay, editorial consultant Kadri Gürsel, along with the cases of journalists Ahmet Şık, Murat Aksoy, Mehmet Altan, Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak, Şahin Alpay, Deniz Yücel and singer Atilla Taş.
 
UN Special Rapporteur Kaye seeks leave to intervene in the cases of Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan, Atilla Taş, Ahmet Şık, Şahin Alpay, Murat Sabuncu and other Cumhruieyt journalists based on second paragraph two Article 36 of ECHR he third paragraph ECtHR Rule 44. He first applied to the court on Aug. 30.
 
 
List of imprisoned journalists in Turkey
 
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 Feyzullah Özyurt
8          Ahmet Memiş, Gazeteci, Haberdar news website
9          Ahmet Metin Sekizkardeş, Zaman journalist
10       Ahmet Şık, Cumhuriyet reporter
11       Ahmet Turan Alkan, Zaman
12       Ahmet Yavaş, TRT (Erzurum)
13       Akın Atalay, Pres. of Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board
14       Alaattin Güner, Cihan media director
15       Ali Ahmet Böken, TRT News coordinator
16       Ali Aşikar – Azadiya Welat
17       Ali Babür Boysal, Zaman page designer
18       Ali Bulaç, Eski Zaman columnist
19       Ali Konar, Azadiya Welat bureau chief
20       Ali Ünal, Zaman columnist
21       Ali Yüce, TRT Radio broadcasts chief
22       Arafat Dayan, Demokratik Ulus
23       Aslı Ceren Aslan, Özgür Gelecek
24       Atilla Taş, Meydan columnist
25       Ayhan Demir, Çaldıran News Agency
26       Ayşe Nazlı Ilıcak
27       Ayşenur Parıldak, Zaman, Haberdar
28       Aytekin Gezici, journalist/writer
29       Aziz İstegün, Diyarbakır Zaman representative
30       Bayram Kaya, Zaman reporter
31       Beytullah Özdemir, Zaman Düzce bureau chief
32       Burak Ekici, Birgün
33       Burçin Dokgöz, former Zaman and Çorum reporter
34       Cebrail Parıltı, Anadolu Ajansı (AA) Derik reporter
35       Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Journalists and Writers’ Foundation
36       Ceren Taşkın, Hatay'ın Sesi
37       Cuma Kaya, Zaman
38       Cuma Ulus, Millet newspaper’s publications coordinator
39       Cüneyt Seza Özkan, Samanyolu TV
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       Erdoğan Alayamut, Dihaber reporter
47       Erol Yüksel (TRT News Department vice president))
48       Erol Zavar, Odak magazine, owner and newsroom director
49       Fahrettin Kılıç, Özgür Toplum
50       Faruk Akkan, Cihan news agency
51       Ferhat Çiftçi, Azadiya Welat Gaziantep bureau chief
52       Fevzi Yazıcı
53       Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Türksolu columnist
54       Gökmen Ulu, Sözcü
55       Gurbet Çakar, Hevi women’s magazine
56       Gültekin Avcı
57       Habip Güler, Zaman reporter
58       Hakan Aksel, TRT producer-director
59       Hakan Ergün, Azadiya Welat and Özgür Gündem distributor
60       Hakan Taşdelen
61       Halil İbrahim Mert, TRT (Erzurum)
62       Hamit Dilbahar, Azadiya Welat columnist
63       Hamza Günerigök, TRT
64       Hanım Büşra Erdal, Zaman reporter and columnist
65       Hasan Duman, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi distributor
66       Hatice Duman, Atılım newspaper’s owner and managing editor
67       Hayati Yıldız, Azadiya Welat
68       Hidayet Karaca, Samanyolu Media Group President
69       Hülya Karakaya, Özgür Halk Managing Editor
70       Hüseyin Aydın, Cihan reporter
71       Hüseyin Turan, Zaman columnist
72       İbrahim Balta, Zaman business editor
73       İbrahim Kareyeğen, responsible editor for Zaman
74       İdris Okur, Cihan New Agency Çorum reporter
75       İdris Sayılgan, DİHA
76       İlker İlkan, Azadiya Welat
77       İnan Kızılkaya, Özgür Gündem Newsroom Editor
78       İsmail Avcı, Zaman
79       İsmail Efe, local press advisor in İzmir
80       Kadri Gürsel, Editorial Advisor
81       Kamuran Sunbat, DİHA Çukurova reporter (formerly)
82       Kemal Sancılı, Özgür Gündem copyrights holder
83       Kenan Karavil, Radyo Dünya editor-in-chief
84       Lokman Erdoğan, Çorum Manşet, owner
85       Loup Bureau, freelancer
86       Mahir Kanaat, BirGün, head of accountingn
87       Mediha Olgun, Sözcü
88       Mehmet Ali Aya
89       Mehmet Altan
90       Mehmet Baransu, Taraf columnist/reporter
91       Mehmet Çakmakçı, Medyascope.tv reporter
92       Mehmet Dener, Şanlıurfa.com editor-in-chief
93       Mehmet Güleş, DİHA
94       Mehmet Kuru, Zaman Eskişehir reporter
95       Mehmet Özdemir, Zaman columnist
96       Mehmet Sıddık Damar
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     Muhsin Pilgir, Zaman and Cihan news agency
104     Murat Aksoy,former Yeni Şafak columnist
105     Murat Avcıoğlu, Zaman
106     Murat Çapan,
107     Murat Çelikkan (Özgür Gündem solidarity trial)
108     Murat Dağdeviren (Demokrat Gebze owner)
109     Murat Sabuncu, Editor-in- Chief
110     Mustafa Erkan Acar, Bugün news editor,
111     Mustafa Gök, Ankara bureau chief for Ekmek ve Adalet magazine
112     Mustafa Ünal, Zaman
113     Mutlu Çölgeçen, Millet, newsroom coordinator
114     Mutlu Özay, Cihan reporter
115     Mümtazer Türköne, Zaman columnist
116     Nadir Yücel, Çorum Yıldız (local) Editor-in-Chief
117     Nedim Türfent,DİHA
118     Nizamettin İzgi (Batman Newspaper’s owner)
119     Nur Ener, Yeni Asya
120     Nuri Durna, TRT
121     Nuri Yeşil, Azadiya Welat Dersim bureau chief
122     Nurullah Kaya, G.antep Zaman representative
123     Oğuz Usluer, Habertürk former broadcasts coordinator
124     Osman Yakut, Zaman Antalya
125     Ömer Çelik, DİHA news manager
126     Ömer Faruk Aydemir, İHA editor
127     Ömer Oruç, Cihan newspaper
128     Ömer Özdemir, Antalya eski Zaman muhabiri
129     Özcan Keser (TRT reporter)
130     Özkan Erdoğan, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi
131     Rabia Özkaya, Özgür Halk
132     Ramazan Alkan, Yeni Akit reporter
133     Resul Cengiz, Denizli reporter with Zaman
134     Sadık Demir – Radyo Karacadağ
135     Sait Gürka Tuzlu, Cihan reporter
136     Salih Erbekler – Radyo Karacadağ
137     Sami Tunca, Mücadele Birliği magazine Managing Editor
138     Selman Keleş, DİHA
139     Semiha Mete, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi reporter and distributor
140     Serhat Şeftali, Zaman regional bureau chief for the Med region
141     Serkan Aydemir, Bitlis Aktüel reporter
142     Serkan Erdoğan, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi
143     Seyid Kılıç, TRT News
144     Seyithan Akyüz, Azadiya Welat Adana bureau chief
145     Sezgin Kartal, Sosyalist Dayanımşa magazine
146     Şahabettin Demir, DİHA reporter
147     Şahin Alpay, Zaman columnist
148     Şeref Yılmaz, Irmak TV
149     Şerife Oruç, DİHA reporter
150     Şirin Çoban, Azadiya Welat
151     Tahsin Kürklü, Zaman – head of Logistics Department
152     Togay Okay, Özgür Gelecek
153     Tunca Öğreten, former Diken editor
154     Tuncer Çetinkaya, Zaman Antalya
155     Ufuk Şanlı, former Vatan columnist
156     Ulaş Sezgin, ETHA reporter
157     Ünal Tanık, Rota Haber editor-in-chief
158     Vahit Yazgan, İzmir Zaman bureau chief
159     Vedat Beki, Sözcü 18
160     Vedat Demir, former Yarına Bakış writer
161     Yakup Çetin, Zaman reporter
162     Yakup Şimşek, Zaman, marketing director
163     Yalçın Güler, TRT (Erzurum)
164     Yasir Kaya, Fenerbahçe TV, formerly
165     Yener Dönmez, Habervaktim news website
166     Yetkin Yıldız, Aktif Haber website editor
167     Yılmaz Kahraman, Özgür Halk editor
168     Yusuf Karataş, Evrensel columnist
169     Zafer Özsoy
170     Zehra Doğan, Jinha
171     Ziya Ataman, DİHA reporter
 
Click here to view the list in a spreadsheet file; where figures on shuttered media and civil society associations are also availalbe on seperate ta

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