Turkey locks up 228 journalists, a new world record

The number of jailed journalists in Turkey has reached to 228, a new world record, as the massive crackdown on the free, independent and critical media by the authoritarian regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shows no sign of abating any time soon.

As of April 1, 2017, Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF), a Stockholm based monitoring and rights advocacy group, has documented that 228 journalists and media workers are behind bars in Turkey. Of these, 194 are arrested pending trial, most without even an indictment and none with a conviction.

Only 21 journalists remain convicted and serving time in Turkish prisons. 13 journalists are currently under police custody and were not formally arrested yet. What is more, an outstanding detention warrants for 92 journalists who live in exile or remain at large in Turkey have been issued.

The updated list is posted on SCF’s website with searchable format by name, last name, status, date of arrest, prison, media outlet and media type.

Moreover, SCF has finally identified 22 arrested journalists who were working for Turkish Radio Television Corporation (TRT), a state-run broadcasting network. SCF did not include these names to its earlier lists although it knew the total tally because it was unable to identify them by names.

In one of the most bizarre cases on press freedom woes in Turkey, all 21 jailed journalists who were ordered to be released pending trial by an İstanbul court on Friday were immediately detained by authorities, depriving them of their liberty after already serving eight months behind bars. These journalists were detained while their families and loved ones were waiting outside to meet them before the Silivri Prison after the release order.

A few hours after the decision, Turkish prosecutors launched a new investigation into 13 of 21 journalists and have the journalists detained. The prosecutor’s objection to the release of remaining 8 journalists was also concurrently accepted by the court. Thus, none of these 21 journalists have been freed. This scandal is considered as new pressure on judiciary that no courts will dare to release journalists along with tens of thousands of imprisoned innocent people once again in the coming days.

Journalists in Turkey are accused of being membership in a terrorist organization, spreading terrorist propaganda and attempting to overthrow the current government. Yet there is no signal evidence presented by the government  to the alleged crimes other than published articles, Twitter messages and books. Almost 90 percent of jailed journalists lost their freedom after the failed coup attempt on July 15,2016.

Turkey is the world’s worst jailer of journalists. More than half of the journalists who are in prison around the world are in Turkey, a member of the Council of Europe (CoE) and a candidate member for the European Union.

The Turkish government claims there is no single journalist behind bars and says all jailed journalists have been accused of charges that has nothing to do with journalistic work. April 1, 2017

Jailed and wanted journalists in Turkey – Updated List

PhotoNameMedia OutletMediumStatusDateLocationNote:
Mümtazer TürköneYarına BakışNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALJul 06, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on August 3, 2016.

Sentenced to 10 years and 6 months in jail on July 6, 2018
Deniz YücelDie WeltNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALFeb 16, 2018 Arrested on February 27, 2017.

Released on February 16, 2018
Ali BulaçYarına BakışNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALJul 6, 2018 Arrested on July 31, 2018

Released pending trial on parole on May 11, 2018

Convicted to 8 years and 9 months in prison.
Pending Appeal
Yakup ÇetinZaman, Yeni HayatNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul Silivri PrisonArrested on July 29, 2016.

Released on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018
Hüseyin BelliZamanNational NewspaperACQUITTED/PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018 Released on parole on December 8, 2017 after serving 10 months in Silivri prison
Acquitted on April 30, 2018
Alaattin GünerCMDDistribution CompnayCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018 Arrested on August 5, 2016.

Sentenced to 4 years and 12 months in jail on April 30, 2018.

Released pending appeal.
Mehmet ÖzdemirYeni HayatNational NewspaperACQUITTED/PENDING APPEALJul 6, 2018 Arrested on August 05, 2016.

Released on parole on May 11, 2018.

Acquitted on July 6 , 2018.
İbrahim KarayeğenYeni HayatNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALJul 6, 2018 Arrested on August 25, 2016

Sentenced to 9 year jail term on July 6, 2018.
Zehra DoğanJİNHANews AgencyCONVICTED/JAILEDJun 12, 2017Diyarbakır E TipiZehra Doğan, who was released from prison on December 9, was sentenced for 2 years, 9 months and 22 days of imprison by Mardin 2nd Heavy Penal Court in March 2017.
Ayşenur ParıldakZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING TRIALAgu 11, 2016Ankara Sincan L TipiAyşenur Parıldak, who used to work as court reporter for now-closed Zaman daily, to 7 years and 6 months in prison on November 21, 2017
Oğuz GüvenCumhuriyetNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALNov 21, 2017Arrested on May 15, 2017 and released after one month service in İstanbul Metris Prison.

Convicted to 3 year and 1 month in prison on November 21, 2017
Faruk AkkanCihanNews AgencyCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on August 4, 2016.

Sentenced to 9 years in prison on April 30, 2018.
Loup BureauFreelanceTV-WebRELEASEDSep 15,2017Şırnak T TipiArrested on February 8, 2017 in Şırnak Prison.

Released on September 15, 2017.

Abdülkadir CivanToday's ZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILEDSep 2, 2016İzmirArrested on September 2, 2016.

Sentenced to 10 years, five months in prison on charges of alleged membership in a “terrorist organization,” on May 26, 2017.
Ali ÜnalYeni HayatNational NewspaperCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING TRIALAug 16, 2016Buca Kırıklar F TipiConvicted to 19 year and 6 month in prison on November 14, 2018
Hanım Büşra ErdalYeni HayatNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018BakırköyArrested on July 29, 2016

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018.
Ömer ÇelikDihaNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALOct 24, 2017 Arrested on January 17, 2017.

Released on parole on October 24, 2017 after serving 9 months in İstanbul Silivri prison
Şahin AlpayYarına BakışNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALJul 6, 2018 Arrested on July 31, 2016

Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled on March 16 for the second time that the rights of Alpay have been violated, he was released on parole and put under house arrest upon this verdict the same day.

Sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in jail on July 6, 2018.
Tunca ÖğretenDiken.comWebRELEASED PENDING TRIALJan 17, 2017 Arrested on January 17, 2017. (Silivri Prison)

Released on parole on December 6, 2017
Mustafa ÜnalYeni HayatNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALJul 29, 2016İstanbul SilivriArrested on July 29, 2016.

Sentenced to 10 years and 6 months in jail on July 6, 2018
Bayram KayaYeni HayatNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on July 29, 2016.

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018.
Ayşe Nazlı IlıcakÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALFeb 16, 2018BakırköyArrested on July 29, 2016.

A Turkish court sentenced her to life in prison on February 16, 2018.
Emre SoncanYeni HayatNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALApr 10, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on july 29, 2016

Handed down a prison sentence of seven-and-a-half years on April 10, 2018.
Ahmet ŞıkCumhuriyetNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 25, 2018Arrested on December 30, 2016

Released on parole on March 09, 2018

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on April 25, 2018.
Aslı Ceren AslanÖzgür GelecekNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALFeb 22, 2017Şanlıurfa 2 nolu T Tipi
Erdal ŞenMeydanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALAug 09, 2016İstanbul SilivriArrested on August 9, 2016.

Şen was handed down jail sentence of six years and three months on farcical coup charges.
Tuba KayaZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALJun 22, 2017Released to house arrest after serving 9 months in Bursa Yenişehir Prison.
Mehmet ÇakmakçıMedyascope.comWebRELEASED PENDING TRIALOct 18, 2017 Arrested on July 11, 2017. (Diyarbakır Prison)

Released on parole on October 18, 2017
Mutlu ÇölgeçenMilletNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2016İstanbul SilivriArrested on August 2, 2016.

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on March 08, 2018
Nedim TürfentDihaNews AgencyCONVICTED/JAILEDMay 12, 2016HakkariArrested on May 12, 2016.

Sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison on December 15, 2017.
Ahmet AltanHaberdar.com, P24.comWebCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALFeb 16, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on September 22, 2016.

A Turkish court sentenced him to life in prison
Nur EnerYeni AsyaNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALMay 24, 2018House ArrestArrested on March 6, 2017.

Released with condition of house arrest on February 20, 2018

On May 24, 2018; Kılıç was convicted to 7 year and 6 month prison sentence.
İsmail KüçükZamanNational NewspaperACQUITTED/PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018 Released on parole on December 8, 2017 after serving 10 months in Silivri prison.

Acquitted on April 30, 2018.
Osman YakutZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALFeb 01, 2018 Arrested on July 26, 2016 in Antalya.

Released on parole on February 1, 2018.
Sevan NişanyanAgos, TarafNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 13, 2017Nişanyan who was on sanctioned leave announced his escape on Twitter. Nişanyan was serving in prison since 2014.
Ünal TanıkRotahaber.comWebCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on January 18, 2017

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018
Habib GülerZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on July 29, 2016.
Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018.
Sezgin Kartaldokuz8haber.com / CanTVWeb / TVRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 24, 2017Metris PrisonReleased on parole on October 25, 2018.
Fevzi YazıcıYarına BakışNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALFeb 18, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on August 05, 2016.

A Turkish court sentenced him to life in prison on February 16, 2018.
Çağdaş ErdoğanFreelanceNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALFeb 13, 2018Arrested on September 13, 2017

Released on parole on February 13, 2018.

Travel ban lifted on May 31, 2018.
Yasir KayaFenerbahçe TvTVCONVICTED / RELEASED PENDING TRIALMar 24, 2018Arrested on August 16, 2017.

Released on parole on March 24, 2018

Sentenced to 6 years, 3 months in prison on November 5, 2018
Sıddık DamarDİHANews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALMay 1, 2018Metris Prison Arrested on August 17, 2017
(Mardin Prison)

Released on parole on October 6, 2017

Arrested on May 1, 2018 for his social media posts.
Gabriele Del GrandeBlogger/DocumentaristFreelanceRELEASEDSep 4, 2017Refugee Center in MuğlaDeported on 24.04.2017 after 15-day detention.
Cemal Azmi KalyoncuAksiyonMagazineCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on July 29, 2016.

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018.
Yusuf KarataşEvrenselNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALSep 22, 2017 Arrested on July 27, 2017 in Diyarbakır.

Released pending trial on September 22, 2017
Kemal ÖzerEvrenselNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALSep 15, 2017Tunceli Prison
Gültekin AvcıBugünNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 26, 2016İzmir Not Confirmed
Bünyamin AldıIrmakTVJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 30, 2017İstanbul Silivri
Murat ÇapanNoktaMagazineCONVICTED/JAILEDMay 25, 2017The İstanbul 14th High Criminal Court handed down a sentence of 22 years, six months to both Nokta magazine’s editor-in-chief Cevheri Given and the managing editor Murat Çapan on May 22, 2017 with charge of “inciting people to armed revolt against the Turkish government.”
Cuma UlusCan Erzincan TVTVCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALAug 05, 2016İstanbul SilivriArrested on August Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on March 8, 2018

Hidayet KaracaSamanyoluTVCONVICTED/JAILEDNov 03, 2017İstanbul Silivri Hidayet Karaca, former General Director of now-closed Samanyolu Broadcasting Group, has been sentenced by Turkish government to 31 years in prison on charges of membership in a terrorist organization and for allegedly slandering the al-Qaeda-affiliated group Tahşiyeciler on November 3, 2017.

He has been in jail since December 19, 2014
Ufuk ŞanlıUfuk ŞanlıMilletNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on July 29, 2016.

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on March 8, 2018
Vahit YazganZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALFeb 28, 2018Buca Kırıklar F TipiArrested on August 26, 2016.

Sentenced to eight years, nine months in prison on February 28, 2018
Zafer ÖzsoyFiaNews AgencyACQUITTED/PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018 Arrested on August 5, 2016.

Acquitted on April 30, 2018 and released.
Can DündarCumhuriyetNational NewspaperWANTEDNov 31, 2016
Serkan Sedat GürayBurç FMRadioJAILED PENDING TRIALMar 07, 2017Silivri Prison
Muhammed BüyükçıngılIrmakTVJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 30, 2017İstanbul Silivri
Mehmet SemizIrmakTVJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016İstanbul Silivri
Cuma KayaCihanNews AgencyCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018 Arrested on August 5, 2016.

Sentenced to 4 years and 12 months in jail on April 30, 2018.

Released pending appeal.
Tuncer ÇetinkayaMuhabirNews AgencyCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 24, 2018 Arrested on July 26, 2016.

Released on March 29.2017 after serving 8 months in prison.

Arrested again 3 days later on April 02. 2017.

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison. Released on parole due to health problems.
Cevheri GüvenNoktaMagazineWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Cüneyt AratFreelanceWebCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALJul 10, 2017AdanaVisually impaired journalist Cüneyt Arat turned himself into the police immediately after he learned that a prison sentence (8 years, 10 months, 15 days) that was handed down by an Adana Court on Feb. 22, 2017 has been approved by an upper court in Gaziantep.
Abdülhamit BiliciZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Abdülkadir GümüşsoyWANTEDAgu 10, 2017
Abdulkadir TurayDihaNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALMay 9, 2016Mardin E Tipi
Abdullah AbdulkadiroğluSamanyolu TVTVWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Abdullah AymazZamanNational NewspaperWANTED
Abdullah BozkurtMuhabir AjansNews AgencyWANTED(Not Confirmed)Abdullah Bozkurt appeared in the list of fugitives announced by Turkey’s state news agency AA on July 15, 2017. The original date of prosecution is not confirmed.
Abdullah DiricanZaman National NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 18, 2017Tokat Prison
Abdullah KatırcıoğluCihan News AgencyWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Abdullah KayaDihaNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALJan 20, 2017AğrıArrested on Jan 20, 2017

Released on May 11, 2017
Abdullah KılıçMeydanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul Silivri PrisonReleased on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018.
Abdullah ÖzyurtCihanNews AgencyCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALFebruary 16, 2018Arrested on July 26, 2016

Released under house arrest on Sep 28, 2017 after spending 14 months in Adana Kürkçüler Prison

On February 16, 2018, he was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in jail.
Abdurrahim ErsözCihanNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 28, 2016Antalya L Tipi
Adil DemirciETHANews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 17, 2018
Adil GülçekFiaNews AgencyWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Ahmet BökenTRTTV-RADIOCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALApr 3, 2018Konya Akşener CezaeviArrested on August 18, 2016

Ankara 18th High Criminal Court sentenced him 9 years and 9 months in prison on April 3, 2018.
Ahmet ÇiftçiTRTTV-RADIORELEASED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan L TipiArrested on Aug 18, 2016

Released on October 30, 2018
Ahmet DoğanSamanyoluTVWANTEDAgu 10, 2017
Ahmet DönmezZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Ahmet DursunAnadolu Ajansı (AA)News AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALİstanbul Silivri
Ahmet Gökhan DemirTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Ahmet İremCihanNews AgencyCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018
Ahmet KarakaşTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Ahmet KurucanZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDDec 11, 2015
Ahmet MemişHaberdar.comWebCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on August 29, 2016

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on March 8, 2018
Ahmet Metin SekizkardeşCihanNews AgencyCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on August 5, 2016.

Sentenced to 9 years in jail on April 30, 2018.
Ahmet ÖzdemirTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Ahmet Turan AlkanYeni HayatNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALJul 31, 2016 Arrested on July 31, 2016.

Sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in jail on July 6, 2018.
Akın AtalayCumhuriyetNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 25, 2018 Arrested on November 11, 2016.

Sentenced to 7 years, 3 months, 15 days in prison on April 25, 2018 but released appealing.
Akın İpekİpek MedyaMedia GroupWANTEDSep 01, 2015
Alaattin KayaZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALAgu 2, 2016Ankara Sincan
Ali AkbulutZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Ali AkkuşYarına BakışNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALApr 15, 2017Released on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Released again on April 15,2017.

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on March 8, 2018. and re-arrested
Ali AşikarAzadiya WelatLocal NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 26, 2016Van M Tipi
Ali ÇolakZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDAgu 5, 2016
Ali DemirerCan ErzincanTVJAILED PENDING TRIALHatay
Ali Ergin Demirhansendika.orgWebRELEASED Apr 25, 2017Released on 25.04.2017. Convicted to 1 year & 3 months in prison. Sentence postponed.
Ali İhsan TokerTRTTV-RADIORELEASED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Ali KonarAzadiya WelatLocal NewspaperRELEASED Malatya E TipiConvicted on May 27, 2010 (Malatya Prison)

Released date not confirmed
Ali KuşSabahNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALApr 12, 2018Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on April 12, 2018
Ali OdabaşıFezaMedia GroupRELEASED PENDING TRIALFeb 16, 2018 Released on parole on February 16, 2018 from Ankara Sincan Prison
Ali Rıza SarıTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 22, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Ali Selçuk GültaşlıZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Ali SerraçTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Ali Sönmez KayarETHANews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALFeb 07, 2018
Ali YüceTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Ali YurttagülYeni HayatNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Alper SancarSabahNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALAug 03, 2016Released on April 25,2017 after serving 7 months in Ankara Sinan Prison.
Arafat DayanDemokratik UlusLocal NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILEDJul 01, 2016Silifke
Arap TuranAzadiya WelatNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALFeb 21, 2017 Arrested on August 6, 2016.

Released on February 21, 2017 after serving 7 months in Diyarbakır prison.
Arif AslanDİHANews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALMar 31, 2017Van M Tipi
Arzu YıldızHaberdarWebWANTEDJul 18, 2016
Asım YıldırımSamanyolu TVTVWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Aslıhan AydınZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 28, 2017Ankara Sincan
Atilla KurtoğluAnadolu Ajansı (AA)News AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALAnkara Sincan
Atilla TaşMeydanNational NewspaperCONVICTED / JAILEDOct 24, 2017 Metris Prison - İstanbulArrested on September 2, 2016.

Released on March 31, 2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.

Finally released on parole on October 24, 2017.

Sentenced to 3 years and 1 Month and 15 days in prison.

Detained on November 9, 2018 for the execution of his 3 year, 1 month, and 15 day prison sentence.
Ayfer MallıYeni ŞafakNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALMar 20, 2017Ankara Sincan
Ayhan BaykaraTRT HaberTVJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Ayhan DemirÇaldıran News AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALFeb 28, 2018 Arrested on March 25, 2017 (Van T Tipi prison)

Released on parole on February 28, 2018
Ayhan KarahanBozdurmacaLocal NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALDec 27, 2016BodrumArrested on November 8, 2016

Released on December 27, 2016 after a Bodrum court postponed 1 year 2 month sentence on insulting the President.
Aykut YıldırımTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 12, 2016İstanbul Silivri
Ayşe ÖzkalayYeni HayatNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Aysel IşıkJinhaNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALMar 1, 2017 Arrested on November 21, 2016

Released on March 1, 2017 after serving 3 months in Urfa Prison
Aysun YazıcıTarafNational NewspaperWANTEDAgu 10, 2017
Aytekin GeziciSeyhan BelediyesiLocal NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALFebruary 16, 2018Adana Kürkçüler E TipiArrested on July 26, 2016.

An Adana court sentenced him 9 year in jail on February 16, 2018.
Aziz İstegünZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALDec 20, 2017 A Diyarbakır court convicted him 7,5 year prison sentence over being a member of a terror organization on December 20, 2017
Babür BoysalZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALDec 15, 2017 Released on December 15, 2017 after serving sometime in Silivri prison.

Arrest date not confirmed.
Barbaros MuratoğluDoğan Media GroupACQUITTED/PENDING APPEALJun 15, 2017İstanbul SilivriSentenced to 2.5 years in prison on charges “the crime was committed within the activities of the terror organization.” The court ruled his release regarding the time he spent in prison. (B.Muratoğlu was in prison since 15,12,2016)

A superior court in İstanbul overturned the previous decision and he was acquitted
Başar ArslanTarafNational NewspaperWANTEDJan 14, 2017
Bayram ParlakCihan RadyoRadioRELEASED PENDING TRIAL(Not Confirmed)Arrested on July 28, 2016

Released date not confirmed.
Bedrettin UğurMilletNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Behçet AkyarZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Behram KılıçÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALNov 07, 2017Released on November 01, 2018 after serving 12 months in prison.
Bekir SalimZamanNational NewspaperWANTED
Berivan AltanDihaberNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALApr 12, 2017
Betül TanrısevenZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDOct 26, 2017
Beytullah ÖzdemirCihanNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 27, 2016Düzce
Bilal ÖğütçüZaman National NewspaperWANTEDJul 26, 2016
Bilal ŞahinÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Binali ErdoğanTRTTV-RADIOCONVICTED / RELEASED PENDING TRIALNov 20, 2017İzmir Dismissed journalist arrested for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Facebook in İzmir on October 20, 2017.

Erdoğan was released on November 20, 2017.

Binali Erdoğan, has been given a suspended jail sentence of 10 months on September 25, 2018.
Birol DurakZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALFeb 12, 2017İstanbul Silivri
Bülent CeyhanÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Bülent KeneşYeni HayatNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Bülent KorucuYarına BakişNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Bülent UtkuCumhuriyetNational NewspaperPENDING TRIALJul 28, 2017An İstanbul court released seven journalists and continued the pretrial detention of five others who were jailed as part of an investigation last year into the Cumhuriyet daily on July 28,2017.

Utku was in prison since November 5, 2016.
Bünyamin KöseliAksiyonMagazineCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018 Released on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.

Released pending trial on August 18, 2017

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018.
Burak AkbaySözcüNational NewspaperWANTEDMay 19, 2017
Burak EkiciBirgünNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALFeb 28, 2018Arrested on August 16, 2017.

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in jail on February 28, 2018

Released pending appeal
Burçin DokgözÇorum VizyonLocal NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 21, 2016Çorum L Tipi
Cafer Tayyar KalaBugün TvTVWANTED
Çağlar DağdelenMerkür Media GroupRELEASED PENDING TRIALJul 24, 2016
Can Bahadir YüceYeni HayatNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Cavit AtaseverTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara Sincan
Cumali ÇaygeçTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Cebrail ParıltıAnadolu AjansıNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALFeb 26, 2016Mardin E Tipi
Celal ÇakmakTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIAL(Not Confirmed)Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Celil SağırYeni HayatNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Cem ÇakıroğluTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara Sincan
Cemal UşşakWriters And Journalists’ FoundationNGOWANTEDDied in the Netherlands
August 25/ 2016
Ceren TaşkınHatay SesLocal NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 12, 2017Hatay
Cihan AcarÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALAug 18, 2017İstanbul Silivri PrisonReleased on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.


Released pending trial on August 18, 2017

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018.
Cihangir ÇetinTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara Sincan
Cihat ÜnalCihanNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALJul 26, 2016Released on March 29.2017 after serving 8 months in prison.
Cüneyt MarhanMerkür Media GroupRELEASED PENDING TRIALJul 22, 2016
Cüneyt Seza
Özkan
SamanyoluTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 16, 2017
Doğan ErtuğrulStarNational NewspaperWANTED(Not Confirmed)Doğan Ertuğrul appeared in the list of fugitives announced by Turkey’s state news agency AA on July 15, 2017. The original date of prosecution is not confirmed.
Ece Sevim ÖztürkÇağdaş SesWebJAILED PENDING TRIALJun 20, 2018
Ecir İşiyokHiraMagazineWANTED
Eda ŞanlıBizim AntalyaLocal NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALDec 21, 2016Antalya L TipiArrested on July 26, 2016
Released on December 21. 2016
Efnan YılanTRTTV-RADIORELEASED PENDING TRIALJul 19, 2017not confirmed
Ekrem DumanlıZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDSep 18, 2015
Emin Şakirsolyayin.comWebJAILED PENDING TRIALNov 28, 2017Maltepe Prison
Emrah DirekNoktaMagazineWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Emrah Kamil ÜlkerBugünNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Emre İperCumhuriyetNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALDec 29, 2017 Arrested on August 18, 2017

Released on parole on December 29, 2017
Emre KazanTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara Sincan
Emre UsluTarafNational NewspaperWANTEDNov 05, 2016
Enes MuslukçuEbruMagazineWANTED
Enis ÖznükZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 12, 2017Bursa Nilüfer H tipi
Ercan BaysalStarNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 28, 2017Tarsus Prison
Ercan GünFoxTVJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 25, 2016İstanbul Silivri
Erdal SüsemEylülMagazineCONVICTED/JAILEDMay 2, 2010Edirne F Tipi
Erdem MühirciDihaNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALFeb 28, 2017Van M TipiArrested on August 16, 2016.

Released on February 28. 2017
Erdoğan AlayumatDİHANews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 23, 2018 Arrested on July 27, 2017 (Tarsus Prison)

Released on parole May 23, 2018
Ergin DoğruDersimLocal NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 16, 2016Elaziğ 2 nolu Yüksek Güvenlikli
Ergun BabahanÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Ergün ÇapanSızıntıMagazineWANTED
Erhan BaşyurtÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Erhan YükselciToday's ZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALJun 22, 2017 Arrested on June 22, 2017.

Released on parole in June 2018
Erkam Tufan AytavBugün TVTVWANTED
Erkan AkkuşCan Erzincan TVTVWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Erol YükselTRTTV-RADIORELEASED PENDING TRIALAug 19, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Erol ZavarOdakMagazineCONVICTED/JAILEDJan 29, 2007Tekirdağ F Tipi
Ersin DemirciZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALErzurum
Ersin ŞanlıTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIAL(Not Confirmed)Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Ertuğrul ErbaşNoktaMagazineWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Eşref AydoğmuşRotahaber.comWebWANTEDJul 22, 2016
Eşref ÜzümTRT HaberTVJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Ethem ÇağırÖzgür GündemNational NewspaperRELEASEDJun 24, 2017Diyarbakır D TipiArrested on February 23, 2015
Convicted to 3 year 45 day prison sentence

Released on June 24, 2017
Evren KaraTRT HaberTVJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Eyüp Can SağlıkDoğan Media GroupWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Eyüp KeserTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Fahrettin KılıçÖzgür ToplumMagazineJAILED PENDING TRIALMar 31, 2017
Fahri ÖztoprakCihanNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIAL(Not Confirmed)Erzurum
Faruk ArslanBloggerWebWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Faruk KardıçCihan MedyaDistribution CompanyWANTEDAug 05, 2016
Faruk MercanKanaltürkTVWANTED
Fatih AkalanCan Erzincan TVTVWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Fatih DokumacıIrmakTVWANTED
Fatih İncirZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 25, 2018 Arrested on March 08, 2018 and jailed in Ankara Sincan Prison.

Released on May 25, 2018 on parole.
Fatih KoçTRTTV-RADIOWANTEDAug 18, 2016
Fatih SayarTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 19, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Fatih YağmurRadikalWebWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Fatih YılmazCihanNews AgencyWANTED
Fatma ÖlmezMersin Radyo SesRadioRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 18, 2017MersinArrested on December 25, 2016.

Released on May 18, 2017 after serving 5 months in Mersin Prison
Faysal AtaTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 19, 2017not confirmed
Ferhat ÇiftçiAzadiya WelatLocal NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILEDFeb 16, 2011Gaziantep H Tipi
Ferhat DurukanTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 19, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Ferit ErçinMerkür Media GroupPENDING TRIALJul 22, 2016
Ferit ToprakAzadiya Welat, Özgür GündemNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALFeb 21, 2017 Arrested on June 9, 2016.

Released on February 21, 2017 after serving 8 months in Diyarbakır prison.
Furkan Gökşendetailhaber.comWebRELEASED PENDING TRIALAug 15, 2017Gaziantep H TipiReleased after spending 13 days in prison
Gökçe Fırat ÇulhaoğluTürk SoluMagazineCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul Silivri PrisonArrested on August 2, 2016

Released on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018
Gökhan ÖnerDihaberNews AgencyPENDING TRIALMay 5, 2018Denizli PrisonReleased pending trial on parole on Aug 02, 2018.
Gökmen UluSözcüNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALNov 8, 2017Arrested on May 26, 2017.

Released on parole after serving 6 months in Silvery prison in İstanbul on November 8, 2017
Göksel GençYeni HayatNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 9, 2017
Güray Tekin ÖzCumhuriyetNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALJul 28, 2017An İstanbul court released seven journalists and continued the pretrial detention of five others who were jailed as part of an investigation last year into the Cumhuriyet daily on July 28,2017.

Öz was in prison since November 5, 2016.
Gurbet ÇakarHevi KadinMagazineRELEASED Jailed on August 19, 2011 in Siirt E Tipi and then Diyarbakır E tipi.

Released after termination of the criminal sentence
Hakan AkselTRTTV-RADIORELEASED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016
Hakan GülsevenYurtNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALJun 19, 2018
Hakan KaraCumhuriyetNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 25, 2018An İstanbul court released seven journalists and continued the pretrial detention of five others who were jailed as part of an investigation last year into the Cumhuriyet daily on July 28,2017.

Kara was in prison since November 5, 2016.

Sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in prison on April 25, 2018.
Hakan TaşdelenZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on August 5, 2016.

Sentenced to 9 years in jail on April 30, 2018.
Hakan YeşilovaFountainMagazineWANTED
Halil İbrahim BaltaZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018 Arrested on August 02, 2016.

Released on parole on February 6, 2018

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018.
Halil KılıçTRTTV-RADIORELEASED PENDING TRIAL(Not Confirmed)Reelased on Aug 19, 2016.
Hamdi KefeliCihan MedyaDistribution CompanyWANTEDMay 11, 2017
Hamit ÇiçekZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Hamit DilbaharAzadiya WelatLocal NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILEDFeb 13, 2010Van T Tipi
Hamza Güneri GökTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 30, 2017Ankara Sincan
Harun ÇümenZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALMar 07, 2018Edirne Prison
Harun ErdemCihan Medya DağıtımDistribution CompanyWANTED
Hasan Ahmet GökçeHiraMagazineWANTED
Hasan BaşerYarına BakışNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 20, 2017Karabük T tipi
Hasan Basri ErdenTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara Sincan
Hasan BostanCihan MedyaDistribution CompanyJAILED PENDING TRIAL(Not Confirmed)İstanbul Silivri
Hasan BozkurtÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperPENDING TRIALMay 23, 2017Ankara Sincan PrisonDetained on May 17, 2017.
Released on Aug 01.2018.
Hasan ÇelikTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALSep 02, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Hasan CücükZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Hasan Hüseyin KoçSabahNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Hasan Hüseyin ÖrsTRTTV-RADIOCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara SincanSentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison on Aug 01, 2018.
Hasan ÖnalÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALDec 14, 2017Released on parole on December 14, 2017 after serving 7 months in Ankara Sincan Prison.
Hasan TaşarTRTTV-RADIOCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara SincanSentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison on Aug 01, 2018.
Hatice DumanAtılımNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILEDApr 13, 2003Gebze
Hatice Özdemir TosunAnadolu Ajansı (AA)News AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALAnkara Sincan
Havva ÇuştanETHANews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALJul 18, 2018 Arrested on October 25, 2017.

Released on parole on July 17, 2018
Hayati YıldızAzadiya WelatNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALSep 20, 2017Arrested on March 1, 2017 in Diyarbakır.
Haydar ErgülDemokratik ModerniteMagazineJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 23, 2018Silivri İstanbul
Hemra KöseZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 25, 2018 Arrested on March 08, 2018 and jailed in Ankara Sincan Prison.

Released on May 25, 2018 on parole.
Hicran UrunÖzgürlükçü DemokrasiNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 10, 2018
 Hüdaverdi YıldırımBugünNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 10, 2017
Hülya KarakayaÖzgür HalkMagazineRELEASED PENDING TRIALJul 18, 2017 Arrested on August 2, 2016.

Released on parole on July 18, 2017 after serving almost one year in Diyarbakır prison
Hülya TekinWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Hüseyin AydınS HaberTVCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul Silivri PrisonArrested June 29, 2016.
Released on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018
Hüseyin DöğmeZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Hüseyin GünelTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Hüseyin TuranZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018 Arrested on August 5, 2016.

Sentenced to 4 years and 12 months in jail on April 30, 2018.
Released pending appeal.
İbrahim GözübüyükRadyo CihanRadyoWANTED
İbrahim Halil CaymazTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 29, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
İbrahim Halil ÖztürkeriTRTTV-RADIOCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara SincanSentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison on Aug 01, 2018.
İbrahim ÖztürkZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
İbrahim ÖztürkTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara Sincan
İbrahim ŞahinZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALFeb 03, 2017Trabzon BahçecikReleased on 06.08.2018
İbrahim UygurUrfada BugünNews AgencyPENDING TRIALApr 25, 2017 Released on 25.04.2017 after 5 day detention. International travel ban issued.
İbrahim YekebaşSabahNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Ibrahim YılmazAnadolu Ajansı (AA)News AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALAnkara Sincan
İdris OkurCihan News AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIAL Çorum L TipiArrested on August 21, 2016.

Released on parole after serving some time in Çorum prison.

release date not confirmed
İdris SayılganDihaNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 25, 2016Trabzon E TipiConvicted by a Mersin court on December 29, 2017 over terror charges when he was a university student at Mersin University.

Jailed pending trial over allegedly being a member of a terror organization
İdris YılmazDihaNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 22, 2018Van Erçiş A Tipi
İhsan YaşarÖzgürlükçü DemokrasiNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 06, 2018
İhsan YılmazToday's ZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
İlhan ToprakAnadolu Ajansı (AA)News AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALMar 16, 2017Ankara Sincan
İlker İlkanAzadiya WelatNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALOct 12, 2017Arrested on September 9, 2016.

Released on parole on October 12 after serving 13 months in Tarsus Prison
İnan KızılkayaÖzgür GündemNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALOct 31, 2017 Arrested on September 22, 2016

Released on parole on October 31, 2017 after serving almost 13 months in Silivri Prison
İrfan Galip DumluBugünNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 10, 2017
İsa YazarZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 25, 2018 Arrested on March 08, 2018

Released on parole on May 25, 2018
İshak KarakaşHalkın Nabzı/Artı GerçekWebRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 08, 2018 Arrested on January 26, 2018.

Released on parole on May 8, 2018.
İshak YasulÖzgürlükçü DemokrasiNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 06, 2018
İskender SezekMerkür Media GroupWANTEDJul 22, 2016
İsmail AvcıZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 05, 2017Diyarbakır PrisonReleased after serving in Diyarbakır prison.

re-arrested on December 5, 2017
İsmail ÇobanAzadiya WelatNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALMay 3, 2018Diyarbakır D Tipi
İsmail DemirizÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 22, 2016İstanbul Silivri
İsmail EfeTurkish Ministry of Culture and TourismGovernmentalJAILED PENDING TRIALİzmir-AliağaArrest date to be confirmed.
İsmail Muhammet SağıroğluRadikalNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 10, 2017
İsmail YerlikayaCihan MedyaDistribution Company WANTEDAug 24, 2016
İsminaz TemelETHANews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 25, 2017not confirmed
Kadir DinçerYarına BakışNational NewspaperWANTEDMar 26, 2017
Kadri GürselCumhuriyetNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 25, 2018 Arrested on May 11, 2017

Released on September 25, 2017 after serving almost 5 months in Silivri Prison.

Sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison on April 25, 2018.
Kamil MamanBugünNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Kamuran SunbatDihaNews AgencyCONVICTED/JAILED Nov 9, 2011Şirnak T Tipi
Kazım CanlanÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMay 10, 2018TarsusArrested on July 28, 2017

Sentenced to 7 year and 6 month sentence in prison.
Kemal DemirTV 10TVJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 02, 2017İstanbul / Not confimed
Kemal ErdemTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara Sincan
Kemal GülenSTVTVWANTED
Kemal KurumahmutKarsigazete.comWebWANTEDFeb 29, 2017
Kemal SancılıÖzgür GündemNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALMay 11, 2018 Arrested on January 3, 2017

Released on parole on October 31, 2017 after serving 9 months in Urfa prison.

Arrested one more time on May 11, 2018
Kenan BaşCihanNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALJul 26, 2016Released on March 29.2017 after serving 8 months in prison.
Kenan KaravilRadyo DünyaRadioCONVICTED/JAILEDNov 12, 2009Kırıkkale
Kerim BalcıTurkish ReviewMagazineWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Kerim GünMeydanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Koray DemirciTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Lale KemalZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALOct 12, 2016Arrested on July 30, 2016.
Released pending trial on October 12,2016 after serving 2,5 months in Silivri Prison in Istanbul
Levent KenezMeydanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Levent ÖzkökeliSamanyoluTVWANTEDAug 10, 2016
Lokman ErdoğanÇorum ManşetLocal NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALJul 18, 2017 Arrested on July 28, 2016.

Released on parole on July 18, 2017 after serving one year in Forum prison
Mahir EtyemezSamanyoluTVWANTEDAug 10, 2016
Mahir KanaatBirgünNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALDec 06, 2017 Arrested on January 17, 2017. (Silivri Prison)

Released on parole on December 6, 2017
Mahmut AkpınarMilletNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Mahmut Nedim HazarYeni HayatNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Mazlum DolanDihaNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 16, 2017DiyarbakırReleased after serving 15 months in Diyarbakır Prison.
Mediha OlgunSözcüNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALSep 22, 2017Arrested on May 26, 2017.

Released pending trial on September 22, 2017
Mehmet Akif AfşarZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Mehmet Ali AyBugünNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 16, 2017
Mehmet Ali ÇelebiÖzgürlükçü DemokrasiNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 10, 2018
Mehmet Ali ÖğetTRTTV-RADIORELEASED PENDING TRIALOct 19, 2017 Arrested on April 18, 2017

Released on parole on October 19, 2017 after serving 6 months in Sincan Prison
Mehmet Ali ŞengülZaman AvrupaNational NewspaperWANTED
Mehmet AltanÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALJune 27, 2018 Arrested on September 22, 2016.

A Turkish court sentenced him to life in prison

Released pending appeal on June 27, 2018
Mehmet AnılEtkin HaberNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALDec 14, 2016 Arrested on October 07, 2016
Released on December 14, 2016.
Mehmet AydoğmuşHaberdar.comWebWANTEDJul 22, 2016
Mehmet AygünTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan
Mehmet BaransuTarafNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALMar 02, 2015İstanbul Silivri
Mehmet Bilal ÇolakTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Mehmet DarçinTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan
Mehmet DenerSanliurfa.comWebRELEASED PENDING TRIALMar 24, 2017Arrested on July 22, 2016

Released on parole on March 24, 2017 after serving 8 months in Urfa prison.
Mehmet DursunFreelance JAILED PENDING TRIALApr 07, 2018Van T Tipi
Mehmet Efe ÇamanYarına BakışNational NewspaperWANTED
Mehmet GüleşDihaNews AgencyCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMay 03, 2017Elaziğ E TipiSentenced to 9 years & 4 months in prison. Arrest date: 07.12.2016
Mehmet GündemMilliyetNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALNov 07, 2017
Mehmet KamışYarına BakışNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Mehmet KuruZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALApr 1, 2017Mehmet Kuru was sentenced on October 18, 2017 by a Turkish court to 6 years and 3 months prison term only for the fact that he used to be working for the critical Zaman daily.
Mehmet Mustafa EvliTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan
Mehmet ÖztopTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan
Mehmet Salih HelvacıTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Mehmet SığınırCascadaMagazineWANTED
Mehmet YılmazÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperWANTED
Melih KılıçZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Meltem OktayDihaberNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 19, 2017Gebze Women’s Prison
Meşale ToluEthaNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALDec18, 2017Released on parole on December 18, 2017.

She was arrested on May 5, 2017 and placed in Bakırköy Women's Prison in İstanbul.
Mesut ErtançVahdetNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Mesut MercanZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 19, 2007
Metin ArslanÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperPENDING TRIALMay 23, 2017Ankara Sincan PrisonDetained on May 17, 2017.

Released on Aug 01, 2018.
Metin AybeyGaziantep Doğuş GazetesiLocal NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALAug 2, 2017
Metin Tamer GökçeoğluZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Metin YıkarSamanyoluTVWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Mevlüt YamanTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan L Tipi
Mikail BarutÖzgür HalkMagazineCONVICTED/JAILEDAug 29, 2012İstanbul Silivri
Miktat AlgülMezitli FmRadioCONVICTED/JAILEDMay 17, 2010Ankara Sincan
Mizgin ÇayRadio KaracadağRadioJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 17, 2016Şanlıurfa E tipi
Muhammed Fatih UğurZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Muhammet Sait KuloğluYenidonem.comWebCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul Silivri PrisonArrested on July 23, 2016

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on March 8, 2018
Muhammet TaşçılarSanliurfa.comWebRELEASED PENDING TRIALMar 24, 2017Arrested on July 22, 2016

Released on parole on March 24, 2017 after serving 8 months in Urfa prison.
Muhsin PilgirZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 16, 2017
Muhterem TanıkRotahaber.comWebACQUITTEDMar 08, 2018
Murat AksoyYeni HayatNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018 Arrested on September 2, 2016.

Released on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.

Finally released on parole on October 24, 2017

Sentenced to 2 years and 1 month in prison.

Detained on November 22, 2018 for the execution of his 2 year and 1 month prison sentence.
Murat AvcıoğluCihanNews AgencyCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on August 4, 2016.

Sentenced to 3 years and 3,5 months in jail.

Released pending appeal.
Murat ÇelikkanÖzgür GündemNational NewspaperRELEASED Oct 21, 2017Jailed in Kırklareli Prison after being convicted on August 14, 2017.

Released on parole on October 21.

He was being kept at Kırklareli Prison.
Murat DağdevirenDemokrat GebzeLocal NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALOct 10, 2017
Murat Güreşdetailhaber.comWebRELEASED PENDING TRIALAug 15, 2017Gaziantep H TipiReleased after spending 13 days in prison
Murat KayaGonca ÇocukMagazineWANTED
Murat KeskinSamanyoluTV-RADIOWANTEDAug 10, 2016
Murat KirtiTRTTV-RADIORELEASED PENDING TRIALOct 19, 2017 Arrested on April 18, 2017

Released on parole on October 19, 2017 after serving 6 months in Sincan Prison
Murat ÖztürkÇorum ManşetLocal NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 16, 2017Çorum L TipiArrested on August 21, 2016.

Released on May 16, 2017
Murat SabuncuCumhuriyetNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 25, 2018 Arrested on November 05, 2016

Released on March 09, 2018.

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on April 25, 2018.
Mürsel GençYarına BakışNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Musa AyazCMDDistribution CompanyJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 21, 2016Çorum L Tipi
Musa KartCumhuriyetNational NewspaperPENDING TRIALJul 28, 2017An İstanbul court released seven journalists and continued the pretrial detention of five others who were jailed as part of an investigation last year into the Cumhuriyet daily on July 28,2017

Kart was in Silivri prison since November 5, 2016
Mustafa ErgüvenTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan
Mustafa Erkan AcarÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul Silivri PrisonArrested on July 29, 2016

Released on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on March 8, 2018
Mustafa GökEkmek ve AdaletMagazineCONVICTED/JAILEDFeb 01, 2004Tekirdağ F Tipi
Mustafa GökkılıçHabertürkTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 19, 2018
Mustafa GürlekMeydanNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Mustafa Kemal GüngörCumhuriyetNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 25, 2018An İstanbul court released seven journalists and continued the pretrial detention of five others who were jailed as part of an investigation last year into the Cumhuriyet daily on July 28,2017.

Ginger was in prison since November 5, 2016.

Sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in prison on April 25, 2018.
Mustafa KılıçCihanNews AgencyWANTEDAug 10, 2016
Mustafa ÖztürkTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Mustafa PinarTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan
Mustafa SağlamMeydanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALnot confirmedİzmir
Mustafa Selman AtakulTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Mustafa ÜnalTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara Sincan
Mustafa YazganTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara Sincan
Mutlu ÖzayCihanNews Agency PENDING TRIALAug 16, 2017İstanbul Silivri PrisonReleased on August 3, 2018.
Nadir YücelZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 21, 2016Çorum L Tipi
Nevzat GünerZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Nevzat SavaşHiraMagazineWANTED
Niyazi ÖzkanTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Nizamettin YılmazAzadiya Welat, Özgür GündemNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIAL Mardin E TipiArrested on August 2, 2016 (Mardin Prison)

Released date not confirmed.
Nuh GönültaşBugünNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALNov 07, 2017
Nur KarabulutS HaberTVRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 25, 2018 Arrested on March 08, 2018 and jailed in Ankara Sincan Prison.
Released on May 25, 2018 on parole.
Nuri YeşilAzadiya WelatNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILEDMay 26, 2006Elbistan E Tipi
Nuriye Akman (Ural)MeydanNational NewspaperACQUITTED/PENDING APPEALJul 6, 2018Arrested on July 30, 2016.
Released pending trial on October 12,2016 after serving 2,5 months in Silivri Prison in Istanbul

Acquitted on July 6, 2018
Nurullah KayaZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALFeb 28, 2018 Sentenced to 6,5 year in prison. Released on parole on Feb 28, 2018
Oğuz UsluerHabertürkTVCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul Silivri PrisonArrested on December 28, 2016
Released on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on March 8, 2018
Oktay VızvızCihanNews AgencyWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Olgun MaturBizimantalya.comWebRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 24, 2017Antalya L TipiReleased on March 29.2017 after serving 8 months in prison. Arrested again 3 days later on April 02. 2017.
Finally released again on May 24, 2017. Date of first arrest: May 26, 2016
Ömer Faruk AydemirİHANews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALAug 16, 2017Arrested on August 16, 2017

Released on parole on December 30, 2017
Ömer KarakaşZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Ömer OruçCihanNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 18, 2016Isparta
Ömer ÖzdemirZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 26, 2016Antalya L TipiReleased on March 29.2017
Arrested again on April 11, 2017
Önder AytaçTarafNational NewspaperWANTEDMar 05, 2015
Önder ÇelikCumhuriyetNational NewspaperCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 25, 2018An İstanbul court released seven journalists and continued the pretrial detention of five others who were jailed as part of an investigation last year into the Cumhuriyet daily on July 28,2017.

Celik was in the Silivri Prison since November 5, 2016.

Sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in prison on April 25, 2018.
Önder DeligözSamanyoluhaberTVWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Onur Fazıl SoydalAntalya GazetesiLocal NewspaperWANTEDJul 26, 2016Antalya L TipiReleased on March 29.2017 after serving 8 months in prison. A new detention warrant issued 2 days later.
Onur KutluZamanNational NewspaperACQUITTED/PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018 Released on parole on December 8, 2017 after serving 10 months in Silivri prison
Acquitted on April 30, 2018
Orhan TokmakTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Osman ÇalıkSamanyoluTV-RADIOWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Osman Nuri ArslanCihanNews AgencyCONVICTED/RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 30, 2018
Osman ÖzsoyRotahaber.comWebWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Osman TahaTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara Sincan
Ozan KaplanoğluBursamuhalif.comWebRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 5, 2017 Arrested on May 5, 2017

Released on parole on August 2, 2017 after serving 3 months in Bursa Prison
Özcan KeserTRTTV-RADIOCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING APPEALApr 18, 2017Tarsus PrisonArrested on April 18, 2017

Sentenced to 9 year in prison in January 2018
Özden KınıkTRTTV-RADIOCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara SincanSentenced to 8 years, 1 month and 15 days in prison on Aug 01, 2018.
Özgür ŞenTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 19, 2017not confirmed
Özkan MaydaZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 24, 2017Antalya L TipiReleased after serving 10 months in Antalya prison. Date of arrest 26,07,2016.
Özkan PüsküllüTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Perihan KaraAnfNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIAL Arrested on Nov 15, 2016 (Şırnak Prison)

Released date not confirmed
Pınar GayıpETHANews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 19, 2018İstanbul-Bakırköy Kapalı Kadın Cezaevi
Pınar TarlakÖzgürlükçü DemokrasiNational NewspaperRELEASED / PENDING TRIALApr 10, 2018Released on September 12, 2018
Rabia ÖzkayaÖzgür HalkMagazineRELEASED PENDING TRIALApr 6, 2017 Arrested on September 5, 2016.

Released on April 6 after serving 7 months in prison.
Ramazan AlkanAkitNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALSep 29, 2016(Not Confirmed)
Reşit HaylamazMehtapTVWANTEDDec 12, 2015
Resül CengizCihanNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALNov 25, 2017 Arrested on August 09, 2016.

Released on parole on November 25, 2017
Reyhan ÇapanÖzgür GündemNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALMay 11, 2018Erzurum Prison
Reyhan HacıoğluÖzgürlükçü DemokrasiNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 10, 2018İstanbul Bakırköy Kadın Cezaevi
Şaban HarmanTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Sadık DemirRadio KaracadağRadioJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 17, 2016Urfa E Tipi
Şahabettin DemirDihaNews AgencyCONVICTED/JAILEDMay 09, 2010Var Erciş
Said SefaHaberdar.comWebWANTEDJul 18, 2016
Sait Gürkan TuzluCihanNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 16, 2017
Salih ErbeklerRadio KaracadağRadioJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 17, 2016Urfa E Tipi
Sami TuncaYeni Evrede Mücadele BirliğiMagazineCONVICTED/JAILEDSep 18, 2009Tekirdağ F Tipi
Sati DemirciTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 19, 2017not confirmed
Seda Taşkın MezopotamyaNews AgencyCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING TRIALJan 23, 2018Ankara SincanSentenced to 7 years and 6 months in jail on October 10, 2018
Sedat GülmezMilletNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Sedat LaçinerHaberdar.comWebJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 22, 2016Çanakkale E Tipi
Sedat OnayTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan
Sedat YetişkinCihanNews AgencyWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Selahattin SeviZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Selami KaranfilTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 18, 2016Ankara Sincan
Selçuk ÇelikTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Selim BudakYarına BakışNational NewspaperWANTEDSep, 2016
Selim Savaş GençYarına BakışNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Selim ŞimşiroğluYarına BakışNational NewspaperWANTEDMar 26, 2017
Selim Sırrı BayerBugünNational NewspaperWANTEDSep 14, 2016
Selman EştürklerGYVNGOJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 17, 2018
Selman KeleşDİHANews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALNov 31, 2017 Arrested on March 31, 2017.

Released on November 21 , 2017
Semiha MeteÖzgürlükçü DemokrasiNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 25, 2017İzmir Buca
Semiha ŞahinETHANews Agency JAILED PENDING TRIALApr 19, 2018Bakırköy Kadın Cezaevi
Şemsettin EfeEbru TVTVWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Şemsi AçıkgözYeni HayatNational NewspaperWANTEDMar 26, 2017
Şenol KahramanCihan Medya Distribution CompanyWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Serdar BalSamanyoluTVWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Şeref YılmazIrmakTVJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 05, 2017İstanbul Silivri
Serhat ŞeftaliZaman National NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALFeb 01, 2018 Arrested on July 26, 2016 in Antalya.
Released on March 29, 2017.
Arrested again on April 11,2017

Finally released on parole on february 1, 2018.
Serhat YarukDihaNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 22, 2017Detained on May 11, 2017.
Released on May 22, 2017 with judicial control.
Şerife OruçDihaNews AgencyRELEASED PENDING TRIALJul 09, 2018 Arrested on July 5, 2016.

Released on parole on July 9, 2018 after serving two years in Batman prison.
Serkan AydemirBitlis Aktüel GazetesiLocal NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALFeb 13, 2016Bitlis E Tipi
Serkan CanbazTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Serkan ErdoğanÖzgürlükçü DemokrasiNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALJan 25, 2018 Arrested on July 28, 2017

Released on January 25, 2018
Serpil ÜnalÖnsözMagazineJAILED PENDING TRIALMar 31, 2018
Servet DağTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 18, 2017Ankara Sincan
Sevgi AkarçeşmeToday’s ZamanNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Seyid KılıçTRTTV-RADIOCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul Silivri PrisonArrested on July 29, 2016.

Released on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.

Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison on March 08, 2018
Seyithan AkyüzAzadiya WelatNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILEDDec 07, 2009İzmir F Tipi
Sezai YavaşTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Sinan GüneşTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Sinan PolatAnadolu Ajansı (AA)News AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALAnkara Sincan
Şinasi GözümCihanNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 14, 2016(Not Confirmed)
Şirin ÇobanAzadiya WelatNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALOct 12, 2017Arrested on September 9, 2016.

Released on parole on October 12 after serving 13 months in Tarsus Prison
Şirin KabakçıZamanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALMay 24, 2017Konya
Sıtkı SoydalAntalya GazetesiLocal NewspaperWANTEDJul 26, 2016Released on March 29.2017 after serving 8 months in prison. A new detention warrant issued 2 days later.
Songül YüceÖnsöz MagazineJAILED PENDING TRIALMar 31, 2018
Şule RidhaTRTTV-RADIORELEASED PENDING TRIALJul 19, 2017not confirmed
Süleyman AcarMücadele BirliğiMagazineJAILED PENDING TRIALMar 31, 2018
Süleyman Karataşİpek Medya Media GroupWANTEDMay 17, 2017
Süleyman SargınIrmakTVWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Tahsin KürklüCihanNational NewspaperJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 10, 2017Sivas E Tipi
Tarık TorosBugün TvTVWANTED(Not Confirmed)Tarık Toros appeared in the list of fugitives announced by Turkey’s state news agency AA on July 15, 2017. The original date of prosecution is not confirmed.
Togay OkayÖzgür GelecekNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALMar 15, 2017İstanbul SilivriArrested on November 7, 2016

released on March 15 after serving 5 months in Silivri prison
Tuba EkinTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 19, 2017not confirmed
Tuğrul ÇakırTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALDec 30, 2016Ankara Sincan
Tuncay KayaoğluAnadolu Ajansı (AA)News AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALAnkara Sincan
Tuncay OpçinBugünNational NewspaperWANTEDOct 11, 2015
Turan GörüryılmazCan Erzincan TVTVWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Turgut UsulTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 04, 2017Ankara Sincan
Turhan BozkurtYeni HayatNational NewspaperWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Turhan GünayCumhuriyetNational NewspaperACQUITTED/PENDING APPEALApr 25, 2018An İstanbul court released seven journalists and continued the pretrial detention of five others who were jailed as part of an investigation last year into the Cumhuriyet daily on July 28,2017.

Gina was in prison since November 5, 2016.

Acquitted on April 25, 2018
Ufuk Emin KöroğluMilletNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 25, 2016
Uğur SağındıkZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED / PENDING TRIALApr 27, 2018Released on Sep 5, 2018 from pretrial detention, kept under house arrest.
Uğur TelliBugün TvTVRELEASED / PENDING TRIALMay 25, 2018 Arrested on March 08, 2018 and jailed in Ankara Sincan Prison.

Released on May 25, 2018 on parole.
Uğur YıldızTRTTV-RADIORELEASED / PENDING TRIALJul 19, 2017not confirmed
Ulaş SezginEthaNews AgencyRELEASED / PENDING TRIALOct 11, 2017Arrested on May 5, 2017.

Released on October 11, 2017
Ünsal SabancıTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALOct 14, 2016Ankara Sincan
Vacide BenZamanNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 06, 2017Ankara SincanReleased after serving 2 two weeks in Sincan Prison in Ankara.
Vedat BekiSozcu18.comWebRELEASED PENDING TRIALArrested on December 02, 2016.

Released on March 31, 2017
Vedat DemirYarına BakışNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALFeb 18, 2017 Arrested on August 08,2016 Released on February 18.2017
Vefa İlhanTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 19, 2016not confirmed
Veli BüyükşahinTV10TVJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 18, 2018Silivri Prison
Veli Haydar GüleçTV10TVJAILED PENDING TRIALJan 18, 2018Silivri Prison
Veysel AyhanYeni HayatNational NewspaperWANTEDJul 27, 2016
Yakup ŞimşekZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING APPEALFeb 16, 2018İstanbul SilivriArrested on August 6, 2016.

A Turkish court sentenced him to life in prison on February 16, 2018.
Yakup ÜstünTRTTV-RADIOWANTEDAug 10, 2017
Yaşa ErtaşCihan MedyaDistribution CompanyWANTEDSep 29, 2017
Yavuz BaydarHaberdar.com & P24.comWebWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Yavuz DümenAnadolu Ajansı (AA)News AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALAnkara Sincan
Yener DönmezHabervaktim.com, VahdetNational NewspaperRELEASED / PENDING TRIALAug 30, 2016Ankara SincanReleased on Aug, 13.2018
Yetkin YıldızAktifhaber.comWebCONVICTED/JAILED PENDING APPEALMar 08, 2018İstanbul Silivri Arrested on July 24, 2016.

Released on March 31.2017 after serving 8 months in prison and detained a few hours later. Arrested again on April 15,2017.

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on March 8, 2018
Yılmaz KahramanÖzgür HalkMagazineCONVICTED/JAILEDDec 11, 2009İstanbul Silivri
Yonca Kaya ŞahinRotahaber.comWebWANTEDAug 30, 2016
Yonca YücekaleliSözcüNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALMay 26, 2017
Yüksel DurgutFiaNews AgencyCONVICTED / RELEASED PENDING APPEALSep 29, 2016Arrested August 5, 2016.

Released pending trial for health reasons on September 29, 2017 after spending 430 days in Silivri prison

Sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison
Yunus GökpınarTRTTV-RADIOJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 19, 2017not confirmed
Yusuf İnanNews2023.comWebJAILED PENDING TRIALJul 19, 2018
Yusuf SinanCihan Medya Distribution Company WANTEDAug 05, 2016
Zafer ÖzcanÖzgür DüşünceNational NewspaperWANTED
Zehra FirdevsoğluMukavemetMagazineJAILED PENDING TRIALSep 27, 2017
Zeynel Abidin BulutAzadiya WelatNational NewspaperRELEASED PENDING TRIALJan 03, 2017 Convicted on July 24, 2016 (Diyarbakır Prison)

Released on parole on January 03, 2017.
Ziya AtamanDihaNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALApr 11, 2016Van M Tipi
Asıf ParıldarZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILEDJun 02, 2017Hatay - Yayladağı Sentenced to 6 years and 9 months in prison.
Alaaddin AkkaşoğluKarşıNational NewspaperCONVICTED/JAILEDAug 02,2018KütahyaSentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison.
İsmail AkınBugün TVTVJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 02,2018
Berzan GüneşMezopotamyaNews AgencyRELEASED / PENDING TRIALJun 11, 2018Şırnak T TipiReleased on Aug. 07, 2018.
Uğur AkgülDihaNews AgencyJAILED PENDING TRIALAug 08, 2018Mardin E Tipi
Hülya EmeçVan TVTVWANTEDAug 06, 2018Sentenced by a Turkish court on Aug 06, 2018 to six months in prison for reporting on the death of a Kurdish man after a succession of police raids on his home in Van province in 2014.
Metin DuranRadyo RenginRadioCONVICTED / RELEASED PENDING APPEALApr 17, 2018Sincan Sentenced to 3 years, 3 months and 15 days in prison on Apr 17, 2018.

Released from prison on September 18, 2018 following a report issued by Turkey’s Institute of Forensic Medicine stating that “his health has rendered him unfit to remain in prison.”
Celil TatTRTTVWANTEDApr 01, 2017
Mehmet Şükrü OcakDunya TVTVWANTEDDec 28, 2017
Murat UçarAnadolu Ajansı (AA)News AgencyJAILED / PENDING TRIALİskenderun
Halit TaşcanZaman / Meydan National NewspaperRELEASED / PENDING TRIALSep 19, 2017İstanbul Silivri
Ali Aslan KılıçZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING APPEALDec 15, 2017AmasyaSentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison.
Musa ZeybekCihan MedyaDistribution CompanyWANTEDAug 10, 2016
Musa TaşpınarCihan Haber AjansıNews AgencyJAILED / PENDING TRIALJan 15, 2018Silivri
Ertaş Ekinci Zaman National NewspaperCONVICTED / JAILED PENDING APPEALOct 25, 2018KarabükSentenced to 8 years 1 months and 15 days in prison.
Max ZirngastRe:volt MagazineJAILED / PENDING TRIALSep 11, 2018AnkaraDetained on September 11, 2018. Arrested on September 21, 2018 over their alleged membership into a terrorist organization.
Enis BerberogluHürriyetNational NewspaperRELEASED / PENDING TRIALJune 14, 2017Maltepe PrisonCourt upheld the conviction and sentence on Sept 20, 2018 but ruled for his release until the end of his term in parliament.
Eren ErdemKarşıNational NewspaperJAILED / PENDING TRIALJune 29, 2018Ankara
Mehmet ÇapkanZamanNational NewspaperCONVICTED / RELEASED PENDING APPEALOct 10, 2018Sentenced to 6 years and 3 months a in prison on Oct 10, 2018.
Ahmet GörçümZamanNational NewspaperWANTED
Elmas CankurtYeşilyurtLocal NewspaperRELEASEDDec 08, 2017Cankurt was released after a while due to health problems, died on Oct 06, 2018
Beytullah Demir CihanNews AgencyRELEASED / PENDING TRIALMay 24, 2017Silivri
Sentenced to 7 year 6 months in jail on Apr 6, 2018. Released pending trial on parole on Dec 5. 2018
Hakan Malkoç TRTTVWANTED
Mustafa Mumay Yeni Özgür PolitikaNewspaperWANTED
Sedat SurÖzgürüzNewspaperCONVICTED / RELEASED PENDING APPEALNovember 19, 2018. MidyatSentenced to 11 months and 20 days in jail.

Released on Nov 26, 2018
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