The number of journalists who are known to be in custody as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation has reached 42, after Arda Akın –an award winning reporter for Hürriyet; Ufuk Şanlı –columnist for the now defunct newspaper Millet; and the 80-year old Hilmi Yavuz –one of the most prominent Turkish poets of his generation and a columnist for the now defunct Zaman–  were detained.

An octogenarian poet is detained for alleged links to the coup-attempt

By the morning of July 28, detention warrants had been issued for 89 journalists and 39 of them were already put into police custody.

On July 28, it was reported by @hilmi_yavuz_ (the Twitter account managed by the poet’s editor) that Hilmi Yavuz had gone to the police department in the morning to answer questions related to the coup-attempt investigation. As the day closed, Hilmi Yavuz was still in police custody in Gayrettepe, he had not been taken to testify before a prosecutor yet, nor had he been allowed to see his attorney and family members. No official explanation was made for his detention overnight.

A day before, Hilmi Yavuz announced from the same Twitter account that he was all packed and waiting for the police to come and get him from his house. According to tweets by journalist Tuğba Tekerek (@tugbatekerek) however, while Hilmi Yavuz waited for the police in his house in Bodrum, security teams entered his apartment in Istanbul with the help of a locksmith and found nobody home. Upon hearing what had happened in Istanbul, the octogenarian poet travelled to the city from Bodrum and turned himself in.

Journalists currently in custody 

Seyit Kılıç –  former TRT reporter

Cihan Acar – Bugün

Bayram Kaya – Yeni Hayat, Zaman

Yakup Sağlam – Samanyolu Haber, Zaman

Büşra Erdal – Zaman

Nazlı Ilıcak – Yarına Bakış

Tuncer Çetinkaya  – Zaman Antalya

Olgun Matur – Antalya local journanlist

Ahmet Memiş – Haberdar

Erkan Büyük – Haberdar

Emre Koçali – Haberdar

İsa Siyi – Haberdar

Aytekin Gezici – Adana

Yüksel Evsen – Adana

Taner Talaş – Adana

Hakan Bülent Yardımcı – Adana Ekspres

Rıfat Söylemez – Günaydın Newspaper, Adana

Bülent Mumay – former Hürriyet Digital Publications Coordinator

Şahin Alpay – former Zaman columnist

Nuriye Akman – former Zaman columnist

Ahmet Turan Alkan – former Zaman columnist

Zafer Özsoy – Partner of FİA, a finance company

Ahmet Metin Sekizkardeş – Cihan Media Deputy President

Cuma Kaya

Murat Avcıoğlu

Osman Nuri Arslan – FİA partner

Şeref Yılmaz – Irmak TV

Hüseyin Turan – Feza Media Group partner

Faruk Akkan – Cihan News Agency editor

Lokman Erdoğan – Çorum Manşet (Local newspaper)

Haşim Söylemez – Columnist, Aksiyon weekly

Bünyamin Köseli – Reporter, Aksiyon weekly

Abdullah Kılıç – Meydan columnist

Hüseyin Aydın – Cihan News Agency reporter

Cuma Ulus –  former coordinator with Millet newspaper

Mustafa Erkan Acar – Cihan News Agency

Ali Bulaç – former Zaman columnist

Mümtazer Türköne – former Zaman columnist

Arda Akın – Hürriyet reporter

Ufuk Şanlı – former Meydan columnist

Hilmi Yavuz – poet, former Zaman columnist

Journalists released after being taken into custody

Orhan Kemal Cengiz – Özgür Düşünce columnist, released under probation

Sibel Hürtaş

Volkan Koç – Haberdar

Levent Kenez – Meydan Editor in Chief, his name appeared on the new lists after his release

Gülizar Baki – Meydan News Editor

Detentions that occured under State of Emergency but outside the coup probe

Selami Aslan – DİHA

Mehmet Sıddık Damar – DİHA

Esra Aydın – JİNHA

Geylan Arslan – JİNHA

Journalists arrested under State of Emergency, outside the coup probe 

Zeynel Abidin Bulut, Azadiya Welat

Zehra Doğan, JİNHA

89 journalists for whom detention warrants were formally announced in two separate lists

Abdullah Abdulkadiroğlu, Samanyolu News TV Anchor

Abdullah Kılıç, Meydan Newspaper Columnist, In custody

Ahmet Dönmez, Former Zaman Newspaper Reporter

Ali Akkuş, former Zaman Newspaper Senior Publications Editor

Arda Akın, Hürriyet Newspaper Reporter, In custody

Ayşe Nazlı Ilıcak, In custody

Bayram Kaya, In custody

Bilal Şahin, Özgür Düşünce Newspaper

Bülent Ceyhan, Özgür Düşünce Newspaper Reporter

Bülent Mumay, former Hürriyet digital media coordinator, In custody

Bünyamin Köseli, Former Aksiyon New Magazine reporter, In custody

Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu

Cevheri Güven, Nokta News Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Cihan Acar, In custody

Cuma Ulus, former Millet Newspaper Coordiating Editor, In custody

Emre Soncan, former Zaman Newspaper defense reporter, In custody

Ercan Gün, Fox TV News editor

Erkan Akkuş, former Bugün TV Anchor

Ertuğrul Erbaş, Nokta News Magazine editor

Fatih Akalan, Samanyolu News TV commentator

Fatih Yağmur, former Radikal reporter

Habip Güler, former Zaman reporter

Hanım Büşra Erdal, In custody

Haşim Söylemez, former Aksiyon News Magazine columnist, In custody

Hilmi Yavuz, poet, former Zaman columnist, In custody

Hüseyin Aydın, Cihan reporter, In custody

İbrahim Balta, In custody

Kamil Maman, former Bugün Newspaper reporter

Kerim Gün, former Zaman editor

Levent Kenez, Meydan Newspaper Editor-in Chief

Mahmut Hazar, Cihan

Mehmet Gündem, former Milliyet columnist, In custody

Metin Yıkar, Samanyolu News TV

Muhammed Fatih Uğur, former Zaman news editor

Mustafa Erkan Acar, Cihan News Agency reporter, In custody

Mürsel Genç, former Cihan News Agency reporter

Selahattin Sevi, former Zaman photograph editor

Seyid Kılıç, In custody

Turan Görüryılmaz, Can Erzincan TV anchor

Ufuk Şanlı, former Vatan Newspaper columnist, Can Erzincan TV commentator, In custody

Ufuk Emin Köroğlu, Karşı Gazete Reporter

Yakup Sağlam, In custody

Yakup Çetin, former Zaman Reporter

Over 100 media outlets that were shut down by emergency decree

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.

News Agencies: Cihan Haber Ajansı, Muhabir Haber Ajansı and  SEM Haber Ajansı

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.

Magazines: Akademik Araştırmalar, Aksiyon, Asya Pasifik, Bisiklet Çocuk, Diyalog, Avrasya, Ekolife, Ekoloji, Fountain, Gonca, Gül Yaprağı, Nokta, Sızıntı, Yağmur, Yeni Ümit, Zirve.

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.

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

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