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Ahmet Altan

The renowned novelist and journalist has been imprisoned since September 2016 on coup charges. The …

Ahmet Şık

Ahmet Şık, an investigative journalist for Cumhuriyet daily, was taken into custody in late December 2016 …

Ahmet Turan Alkan

Ahmet Turan Alkan, a former columnist for Zaman daily, was arrested along with dozens of …

Akın Atalay

Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board President Akın Atalay was taken into police custody on November 11, …

Ali Bulaç

Ali Bulaç, a sociologist, theologian, and a former columnist for the shuttered Zaman daily, was …

Ali Ünal

Ali Ünal was a longtime columnist for the Zaman daily, which was shut down through …

Aslı Ceren Aslan

The responsible managing editor of leftist Özgür Gelecek newspaper is jailed pending trial on charges …

Aslı Erdoğan

Aslı Erdoğan, a renowned novelist and a columnist and an Editorial Advisory Board of the …

Atilla Taş

Atilla Taş, a former singer and a columnist for the shuttered Meydan daily, was arrested …

Aydın Engin

Cumhuriyet columnist Aydın Engin was detained on October 31, 2016 after a raid of his …

Ayşenur Parıldak

27-year-old Ayşenur Parıldak, a former court reporter for the shuttered Zaman and a student of …

Aytekin Gezici 

Journalist and writer Aytekin Gezici was jailed pending trial on July 25, 2016, as part …

Bayram Kaya

Bayram Kaya, a former reporter for Zaman and the short-lived Yeni Hayat daily, was arrested …

Bülent Utku

Bülent Utku, one of the lawyers of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, is also on the board …

Çağdaş Erdoğan

Photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan was detained on September 2, 2017, while taking pictures in Istanbul’s Kadıköy …

Can Dündar

Can Dündar, the former editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet daily, was imprisoned on November 26, …

Cihan Acar

Cihan Acar, a reporter for shuttered Bugün and Özgür Düşünce newspapers, was arrested on 26 …

Deniz Yücel

Deniz Yücel, German Die Welt newspaper’s correspondent in Turkey, was arrested in February 2017 in …

Ece Sevim Öztürk

Ece Sevim Öztürk was arrested on 8 June 2018 as part of an investigation launched …

Emin Şakir

Publisher Emin Şakir was imprisoned pending trial in November 2017

Erdem Gül

Erdem Gül is the Ankara Bureau Chief for the Cumhuriyet newspaper. He was imprisoned on …

Erdoğan Alayumat

Erdoğan Alayumat, a reporter for the shuttered Dicle Media News Agency (Dihaber), was taken into …

Eren Keskin

Lawyer and human rights defender Eren Keskin, although not a journalist by profession, faces a …

Gökmen Ulu

Gökmen Ulu, the İzmir correspondent of the Sözcü daily was detained on May 19, 2017 …

Güray Öz

Güray Öz, who is the news ombudsman and a columnist for Cumhuriyet, is also a …

Hakan Kara

Hakan Kara, a Cumhuriyet columnist and and member of Cumhuriyet Foundation’s Board of Directors, was …

Hanım Büşra Erdal

Hanım Büşra Erdal, a court reporter and a columnist for the shuttered Zaman and Yeni …

Hikmet Çetinkaya

Hikmet Çetinkaya, one of Cumhuriyet’s most well-known writers, is also on the Cumhuriyet Foundation’s Board …

Hülya Karakaya

Hülya Karakaya, former responsible managing editor of leftist, pro-Kurdish Özgür Halk magazine, was arrested in August at …

Hüsnü Mahalli

Syrian born journalist Hüsnü Mahalli was detained on the morning of December 12, 2016, following …

İnan Kızılkaya

İnan Kızılkaya is former responsible managing editor of the pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem Daily, one of …

Kadri Gürsel

Kadri Gürsel, a veteran journalist and the head of IPI Turkey Committee, was arrested on …

Kazım Kızıl

Documentarist, video-activist and journalist Kazım Kızıl was arrested by the police on April 17, 2017 …

Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu

Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu, a veteran defense reporter and a former columnist with the Zaman daily, was …

Lokman Erdoğan

Lokman Erdoğan, an executive of the local daily Manşet published in the central Anatolian province …

Mahir Kanaat

Police arrested Mahir Kanaat, an employee of the left-wing Birgün daily, and five other journalists …

Mehmet Altan

Mehmet Altan, a professor of economics and a columnist, has been held in İstanbul's Silivri …

Mehmet Baransu

Mehmet Baransu, a former correspondent for the now-defunct Taraf newspaper, was arrested in March 2015 …

Meşale Tolu

Meşale Tolu, a German citizen who worked as a reporter and translator for Etkin News …

Mizgin Çay

Mizgin Çay, a staff member of the local radio station Radyo Karacadağ, was arrested on …

Mümtazer Türköne

Mümtazer Türköne, an academic and columnist for the shuttered Zaman newspaper, was arrested in a …

Murat Aksoy

Murat Aksoy, a columnist for the shuttered Yeni Hayat daily and an advisor for the …

Murat Sabuncu

Murat Sabuncu, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet and one of the seven founders of Punto24 Platform for …

Musa Kart

Musa Kart, Cumhuriyet’s renowned cartoonist, was taken into police custody on October 31, 2016 along …

Mustafa Kemal Güngör

Attorney Mustafa Kemal Güngör, a Cumhuriyet Foundation board member, was detained by police on October …

Nazlı Ilıcak

Nazlı Ilıcak, a newspaper and television commentator, faces three aggravated life sentences on coup charges. …

Necmiye Alpay

Necmiye Alpay is a renowned linguist, writer and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board …

Nedim Türfent

Nedim Türfent, a correspondent of the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA), was arrested on May …

Nurcan Baysal

Journalist and author Nurcan Baysal was taken into custody on 22 January 2018 during a …

Nuriye Ural

Journalist and columnist Nuriye Ural, best known for the interviews she conducted with various public …

Oğuz Güven

Oğuz Güven, the former editor-in-chief of the online edition of secularist opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, was arrested …

Ömer Çelik

Ömer Çelik, a news editor at the shuttered, pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA) was arrested …

Orhan Erinç

Orhan Erinç is the head of the Cumhuriyet Foundation's Board of Directors. He also holds …

Orhan Kemal Cengiz

Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a human rights lawyer and former columnist, is on trial alongside 10 …

Özgür Amed

Özgür Amed, a columnist for the Özgür Gündem newspaper, which was shut down in November …

Şahin Alpay

Şahin Alpay is a 74-year-old political scientist and a long-time columnist for the shuttered Zaman …

Şebnem Korur Fincancı

Academic Şebnem Korur Fincancı faces "propaganda" charges in two separate trials: for taking part in …

Seda Taşkın 

Mezopotamya Agency reporter Seda Taşkın, in pretrial detention at the Sincan Prison in Ankara, is …

Tunca Öğreten

Tunca Öğreten, a former news editor for news portal Diken, was arrested along with five …

Turhan Günay

Turhan Günay, veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet Kitap who has been at the …

Ufuk Şanlı

Ufuk Şanlı, a business journalist for a number of media outlets including Zaman and Vatan …

Zehra Doğan

Zehra Doğan, 28, is a reporter and an editor of the pro-Kurdish Jin News Agency …