On May 2, Ayşenur Parıldak, a Zaman journalist who has been imprisoned as part of the probe into the alleged group behind the July 15 coup attempt was rearrested without ever leaving prison following an overturned release decision.

The Ankara 14th High Criminal Court on May 2 ruled to release Parıldak issuing an international travel ban. Shortly after her release, a prosecutor objected to the decision, which was accepted by a court, effectively overturning the release ruling.

A similar episode earlier occurred in Istanbul, when 21 journalists on trial in Istanbul and six others in Antalya were released by court rulings but later either immediately rearrested after prosecutorial objections or detained and arrested in new investigations. Only three people, one in Istanbul and two in Antalya were released after the ordeal.

The judges on the panel of the Istanbul court which had issued the ruling were suspended after about a week of the trial.

Bursa journalist arrested

On May 4, Ozan Kaplanoğlu, an editor with the Bursa Muhalif, a local newspaper, was detained during an early morning raid on his home. Sendika.org reported that Kaplanoğlu was taken into custody on charges of spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization. His lawyers have said they don’t have access to the full content of the accusations as there is a confidentaility order on the case. The journalist was arrested by a Bursa court on May 5 on the same charge.

DİHA journalist kept in isolation

Nedim Türfent, a reporter for the shuttered Dicle News Agency (DİHA) — later reopened as Dihaber– who has been imprisoned since May 13, 2016 on terror-related charges, said he had been kept in solitary confinement or five days according to report on April 30. Türfent was moved to the cell on April 26.

Türfent, who is being kept in Van Prison, will appear before a judge on June 14 at the Hakkari High Criminal Court.

DİHA journalist handed down prison sentence

DİHA reporter Mehmet Güleş, who has been imprisoned since December 2016 on terror related charges, was sentenced to 9 years four months and 15 days in prision on May 3, World Press Freedom Day. The journalist was taken into custody on Dec. 7, 2016 while reporting the news at the Elazığ Courthouse.
Güleş was sentenced for “membership in a terrorist organization,” and “propaganda on behalf of a terrorist organizaton.”

Cumhuriyet board elections canceled by court order

On May 2, an Istanbul court ruled to cancel the executive board elections held by the Cumhuriyet Foundation, which owns the Cumhuriyet newspaper, three years ago.

The court canceled the election results on the grounds of “procedural violations in board member assignments.”

The court case was brought by former Cumhuriyet board members Alev Coşkun, Şevket Tokuş, Mustafa Pamukoğlu and Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Mustafa Balbay.

If the decision is upheld during the appeals process, the board elections will be held again in a meeting of the former board members including Balbay.

Currently, ten members of the newspaper’s board, including its columnists and a cartoonist, are in prison. They were arrested in November 2016. Ahmet Şık, a reporter for Cumhuriyet, has also been in prison since December 2016.

Journalists in prison under arrest pending trial or serving after a conviction

1     Abdulkadir Turay, DİHA reporter
2     Abdullah Kaya, DİHA
3     Abdullah Kılıç, Habertürk
4     Abdullah Özyurt, Zaman reporter
5     Abdulvahap İş (Freelance journalist)
6     Abdürrahim Ersöz, Antalya
7     Ahmet Altan
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
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     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     Cihat Ünal, Antalya Zaman reporter
39     Cuma Kaya, Zaman
40     Cuma Ulus, Millet newspaper’s publications coordinator
41     Deniz Yücel, Die Welt
42     Eda Şanlı Akıllı, Antalya owner, writer for Bizim Antalya
43     Emin Demir, Freelancer
44     Emre Soncan, Zaman defense reporter
45     Ercan Gün, Fox TV
46     Erdal Süsem, Eylül magazine editor
47     Erdal Şen, former Meydan managing editor
48     Erol Yüksel (TRT News Department vice president))
49     Erol Zavar, Odak magazine, owner and newsroom director
50     Fahrettin Kılıç, Özgür Toplum
51     Faruk Akkan, Cihan news agency
52     Fatma Ölmez (Radyo Ses employees)
53     Ferhat Çiftçi, Azadiya Welat Gaziantep bureau chief
54     Fevzi Yazıcı
55     Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Türksolu columnist
56     Gurbet Çakar, Hevi women’s magazine
57     Gültekin Avcı
58     Güray Tekin Öz, columnist
59     Habip Güler, Zaman reporter
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 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     Kazım Kızıl, Kamera Sokak
86     Kemal Sancılı, Özgür Gündem copyrights holder
87     Kenan Baş, Antalya Zaman reporter
88     Kenan Karavil, Radyo Dünya editor-in-chief
89     Lokman Erdoğan, Çorum Manşet, owner
90     Mahir Kanaat, BirGün, head of accountingn
91     Mazlum Dolan,DİHA reporter
92     Mehmet Altan
93     Mehmet Baransu, Taraf columnist/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     Mikail Barut, Özgür Halk former editor
99     Miktat Algül, Mezitli FM General Publications Coordinator
100     Mizgin Çay – Radyo Karacadağ
101     Muhammet Taşçılar, Şanlıurfa.com editor-in-chief
102     Murat Aksoy,former Yeni Şafak columnist
103     Murat Avcıoğlu, Zaman
104     Murat Dağdeviren (Demokrat Gebze owner)
105     Murat Öztürk, Çorum Manşet editor
106     Murat Sabuncu, Editor-in- Chief
107     Musa Kart, Cartoonist
108     Mustafa Erkan Acar, Bugün news editor,
109     Mustafa Gök, Ankara bureau chief for Ekmek ve Adalet magazine
110     Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member
111     Mustafa Ünal, Zaman
112     Mutlu Çölgeçen, Millet, newsroom coordinator
113     Mümtazer Türköne, Zaman columnist
114     Nedim Türfent,DİHA
115     Nizamettin İzgi (Batman Newspaper’s owner)
116     Nur Ener, Yeni Asya
117     Nuri Durna, TRT
118     Nuri Yeşil, Azadiya Welat Dersim bureau chief
119     Nurullah Kaya, G.antep Zaman representative
120     Oğuz Usluer, Habertürk former broadcasts coordinator
121     Olgun Matur, Antalya local journalist
122     Osman Yakut, Zaman Antalya
123     Ozan Kaplanoğlu, Bursa Muhalif
124     Ömer Çelik, DİHA news manager
125     Ömer Oruç, Cihan newspaper
126     Ömer Özdemir, Antalya eski Zaman muhabiri
127     Önder Çelik, Cumhuriyet Foundation board member
128     Özcan Keser (TRT reporter)
129     Özgür Amed (Ethem Çağır), Özgür Gündem writer
130     Özkan Mayda, Antalya reporter with Zaman
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     Serkan Aydemir, Bitlis Aktüel reporter
139     Seyid Kılıç, TRT News
140     Seyithan Akyüz, Azadiya Welat Adana bureau chief
141     Şahabettin Demir, DİHA reporter
142     Şahin Alpay, Zaman columnist
143     Şeref Yılmaz, Irmak TV
144     Şerife Oruç, DİHA reporter
145     Şirin Çoban, Azadiya Welat
146     Tahsin Kürklü, Zaman – head of Logistics Department
147     Togay Okay, Özgür Gelecek
148     Tunca Öğreten, former Diken editor
149     Tuncer Çetinkaya, Zaman Antalya
150     Turhan Günay, Chief Editor of Cumhuriyet supplement
151     Ufuk Şanlı, former Vatan columnist
152     Ünal Tanık, Rota Haber editor-in-chief
153     Vahit Yazgan, İzmir Zaman bureau chief
154     Vedat Beki, Sözcü 18
155     Vedat Demir, former Yarına Bakış writer
156     Yakup Çetin, Zaman reporter
157     Yakup Şimşek, Zaman, marketing director
158     Yalçın Güler, TRT (Erzurum)
159     Yener Dönmez, Habervaktim news website
160     Yetkin Yıldız, Aktif Haber website editor
161     Yılmaz Kahraman, Özgür Halk editor
162     Zafer Özsoy
163     Ziya Ataman, DİHA reporter

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 , Birlik Medya TV, Yol 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), Van İpekyolu .
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, Yürüyüş.
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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