Home / Media monitoring / Journalists in State of Emergency - 78

28 July

Journalists in State of Emergency - 78

Number of imprisoned journalists reaches 168 with two recent arrests; Cumhuriyet trial continues into fifth day

On July 27, Evrensel columnist Yusuf Karataş was arrested as part of a Diyarbakır-centered operation into the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), a union of pro-Kurdish civil society organizations.
 
Karataş was put under arrest by the 1st Criminal Judgeship of Peace after visiting the Diyarbakır Police Station for a police interrogation. He was then referred to a prosecutor, who asked the judgeship to arrest the journalist.
 
Evrensel reported that Karataş was asked questions such as why he joined demonstrations held in protest of the Roboskî massacre -- where 34 Kurdish citizens were killed in a bombing by Turkish Air Force jets in 2011.
 
Dihaber reporter arrested
 
Erdoğan Alayamut, a reporter for the Kurdish dihaber news agency, was arrested on July 27 on terror charges.
 
Alayamut was detained on July 13, together with fellow dihaber reporter Nuri Akman, while working on a news report. The two were referred to a court on charges of “membership in a terrorist organization.”
 
The court released Akman on judicial probation terms but ruled to arrest Alayamut.
 
Karataş and Alayamut’s arrests bring the total number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey to 168.

Şerife Oruç remains in prison
 
Journalist Şerife Oruç, who was detained by police in Batman province on July 3, 2016 on terror charges and later put under arrest, appeared before a court for the first time on July 27.
 
Oruç, who was arrested on July 5 , 2016 on suspicion of “membership in a terrorist organization” is being tried by the Batman 2nd High Criminal Court. 
 
The journalist, who testified through video-conferencing, denied the accusations and said she was a journalist.
 
The panel of judges adjourned the session until Oct. 26 and ruled for Oruç to remain in prison.
 
Indictment into Zaman journalist submitted to court
 
An indictment accusing former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal of being an administrator of the “FETÖ/PDY” -- the name given by Turkish authorities to the organization allegedly behind the July 15 coup attempt -- was submitted to the Uşak 2nd High Criminal Court on July 24.
 
The indictment seeks two life sentences for Ünal for being an administrator of “FETÖ/PDY” and an additional 29.5 years in prison.
 
The columnist was detained on July 14 in Uşak province and arrested two days after this date.

Cumhuriyet trial first session
 
The trial of 19 suspects, including 17 Cumhuriyet journalists and executives, one former correspondent of the newspaper and a teacher unrelated to the media, began on July 24 and continued through the week with the 27th High Criminal Court holding its fifth session on July 28, when an interim ruling from the court is expected.
 
Sendika news website blocked for 55th time
 
The news website Sendika.org, which is frequently blocked by Turkey’s Information Technologies and Communications Agency (BTK) was shut down for the 55th time on July 27.

Sendika.org announced that it is now accessible at the address sendika56.org. The news website increases the number before the “.org” segment of its domain name by one with every access ban.
 
 
List of journalists in prison 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 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        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        Güray Tekin Öz, columnist
58        Habip Güler, Zaman reporter
59        Hakan Aksel, TRT producer-director
60        Hakan Ergün, Azadiya Welat and Özgür Gündem distributor
61        Hakan Karasinir, columnist
62        Hakan Taşdelen
63        Halil İbrahim Mert, TRT (Erzurum)
64        Hamit Dilbahar, Azadiya Welat columnist
65        Hamza Günerigök, TRT
66        Hanım Büşra Erdal, Zaman reporter and columnist
67        Hasan Duman, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi distributor
68        Haşim Söylemez, Aksiyon columnist
69        Hatice Duman, Atılım newspaper’s owner and managing editor
70        Hayati Yıldız, Azadiya Welat
71        Hidayet Karaca, Samanyolu Media Group President
72        Hülya Karakaya, Özgür Halk Managing Editor
73        Hüseyin Aydın, Cihan reporter
74        Hüseyin Turan, Zaman columnist
75        İbrahim Balta, Zaman business editor
76        İbrahim Kareyeğen, responsible editor for Zaman
77        İdris Okur, Cihan New Agency Çorum reporter
78        İdris Sayılgan, DİHA
79        İlker İlkan, Azadiya Welat
80        İnan Kızılkaya, Özgür Gündem Newsroom Editor
81        İsa Siyi, Haberdar
82        İsmail Avcı, Zaman
83        İsmail Efe, local press advisor in İzmir
84        Kadri Gürsel, Editorial Advisor
85        Kamuran Sunbat, DİHA Çukurova reporter (formerly)
86        Kemal Sancılı, Özgür Gündem copyrights holder
87        Kenan Karavil, Radyo Dünya editor-in-chief
88        Lokman Erdoğan, Çorum Manşet, owner
89        Mahir Kanaat, BirGün, head of accountingn
90        Mediha Olgun, Sözcü
91        Mehmet Altan
92        Mehmet Baransu, Taraf columnist/reporter
93        Mehmet Çakmakçı, Medyascope.tv reporter
94        Mehmet Dener, Şanlıurfa.com editor-in-chief
95        Mehmet Güleş, DİHA
96        Mehmet Kuru, Zaman Eskişehir reporter
97        Mehmet Özdemir, Zaman columnist
98        Meltem Oktay, DİHA reporter
99        Meşale Tolu, ETHA translater
100      Mikail Barut, Özgür Halk former editor
101      Miktat Algül, Mezitli FM General Publications Coordinator
102      Mizgin Çay – Radyo Karacadağ
103      Muhammet Taşçılar, Şanlıurfa.com editor-in-chief
104      Murat Aksoy,former Yeni Şafak columnist
105      Murat Avcıoğlu, Zaman
106      Murat Çapan,
107      Murat Dağdeviren (Demokrat Gebze owner)
108      Murat Sabuncu, Editor-in- Chief
109      Musa Kart, Cartoonist
110      Mustafa Erkan Acar, Bugün news editor,
111      Mustafa Gök, Ankara bureau chief for Ekmek ve Adalet magazine
112      Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member
113      Mustafa Ünal, Zaman
114      Mutlu Çölgeçen, Millet, newsroom coordinator
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      Ozan Kaplanoğlu, Bursa Muhalif
126      Ömer Çelik, DİHA news manager
127      Ömer Oruç, Cihan newspaper
128      Ömer Özdemir, Antalya eski Zaman muhabiri
129      Önder Çelik, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member
130      Özcan Keser (TRT reporter)
131      Rabia Özkaya, Özgür Halk
132      Ramazan Alkan, Yeni Akit reporter
133      Resul Cengiz, Denizli reporter with Zaman
134      Sadık Demir – Radyo Karacadağ
135      Salih Erbekler – Radyo Karacadağ
136      Sami Tunca, Mücadele Birliği magazine Managing Editor
137      Selman Keleş, DİHA
138      Serhat Şeftali, Zaman regional bureau chief for the Med region
139      Serkan Aydemir, Bitlis Aktüel reporter
140      Seyid Kılıç, TRT News
141      Seyithan Akyüz, Azadiya Welat Adana bureau chief
142      Sezgin Kartal, Sosyalist Dayanımşa magazine
143      Şahabettin Demir, DİHA reporter
144      Şahin Alpay, Zaman columnist
145      Şeref Yılmaz, Irmak TV
146      Şerife Oruç, DİHA reporter
147      Şirin Çoban, Azadiya Welat
148      Tahsin Kürklü, Zaman – head of Logistics Department
149      Togay Okay, Özgür Gelecek
150      Tunca Öğreten, former Diken editor
151      Tuncer Çetinkaya, Zaman Antalya
152      Turhan Günay, Chief Editor of Cumhuriyet supplement
153      Ufuk Şanlı, former Vatan columnist
154      Ulaş Sezgin, ETHA reporter
155      Ünal Tanık, Rota Haber editor-in-chief
156      Vahit Yazgan, İzmir Zaman bureau chief
157      Vedat Beki, Sözcü 18
158      Vedat Demir, former Yarına Bakış writer
159      Yakup Çetin, Zaman reporter
160      Yakup Şimşek, Zaman, marketing director
161      Yalçın Güler, TRT (Erzurum)
162      Yener Dönmez, Habervaktim news website
163      Yetkin Yıldız, Aktif Haber website editor
164      Yılmaz Kahraman, Özgür Halk editor
165      Yusuf Karataş, Evrensel columnist
166      Zafer Özsoy
167      Zehra Doğan, Jinha
168      Ziya Ataman, DİHA reporter
 

Tags: Erdoğan Alayumat ,Yusuf Karataş ,Şerife Oruç ,sendika.org ,Ali Ünal ,Cumhuriyet

Share

Twitter Facebook Google Plus

WRITE TO US

Please write to us:
share your views,
ideas, and
suggestions about our work.

SHARE YOUR OPINION
WRITE TO US
Please write to us: share your views, ideas, and suggestions about our work.

Share your opinion >>
COPYRIGHT © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

JOIN P24 MAILLIST

Sign up to receive the latest updates on the P24.

Powered by PXLDeN Design