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ozgur16 May 2017

The list below was gathered by cross-referencing the different sources we have available to us at this time, and will be updated as we hear more news. This list only includes journalists and writers, and not businessmen or those with financial interests in the media.

163 journalists are behind bars.Out of the 163 journalists, 133 have been charged since the coup attempt. 29 journalists were charged before the coup attempt.100 journalists were briefly arrested/detained since the coup attempt and are currently released.

163 journalists in custody and facing trial
134 charged following the coup attempt

Abdullah Kaya, DIHA news agency, Under arrest
Abdullah Kılıç, Meydan Gazetesi columnist, Under arrest
Abdullah Özyurt, Zaman reporter, Under arrest
Abdulvahap İş, Freelance journalist, Under arrest
Abdürrahim Ersöz, Antalya, Under arrest
Ahmet Turan Alkan, Former Zaman columnist, Under arrest
Ahmet Altan, Former Editor-in-chief of Taraf Daily, Under arrest
Ahmet Yavaş, TRT (Erzurum), Under arrest
Ahmet Memiş, Haberdar, Under Arrest
Ahmet Metin Sekizkardeş, Cihan Medya President, Under arrest
Ahmet Şık, Cumhuriyet investigative journalist, Under arrest
Akın Atalay, Chair of Cumhuriyet Foundation, Under arrest
Alaattin Güner, Former Cihan Medya Director, Under arrest
Ali Ahmet Böken, TRT News Coordinator, Under arrest
Ali Aşikar, Azadiya Welat reporter, Under arrest
Ali Babür Boysal, Zaman page designer, Under arrest
Ali Bulaç ,Former Zaman columnist, Under arrest
Ali Ünal, Zaman columnist, Under arrest
Ali Yüce, TRT Radio broadcasts chief, Under arrest
Aslı Ceren Aslan, Özgür Gelecek, Under arrest
Atilla Taş, Meydan columnist, Under arrest
Ayhan Demir, Çaldıran News Agency, Under arrest
Ayşe Nazlı Ilıcak, Yarına Bakış columnist, Under arrest
Ayhan Karahan, Bodrumca columnist, Under arrest
Aytekin Gezici, Journalist/Writer, Under arrest
Ayşenur Parıldak, former Zaman correspondent, Under arrest
Aziz İstegün, former Zaman Diyarbakır representative, Under arrest
Bayram Kaya, Zaman, Yeni Hayat reporter, Under arrest
Beytullah Özdemir, Zaman Düzce bureau chief, Under arrest
Bünyamin Köseli, Former Aksiyon reporter, Under arrest
Bülent Utku, Cumhuriyet Daily Board Member, Under arrest
Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, author, Under arrest
Ceren Taşkın, Hatay’ın sesi, Under arrest
Cihan Acar, Former Bugün reporter, Under arrest
Cuma Kaya, Zaman writer, Under arrest
Cuma Ulus, Former Publications Coordinator for Millet daily, Under arrest
Deniz Yücel, Die Welt, Under arrest
Emre Soncan, Former Zaman Defense Reporter, Under arrest
Ercan Gün, Fox TV News Editor, Under arrest
Erdal Şen, Meydan Editor, Under arrest
Erol Yüksel, TRT News Department Vice President, Under arrest
Fahrettin Kılıç, Özgür Toplum, Under arrest
Faruk Akkan, Cihan Ajansı, Under arrest
Fatma Ölmez, Radyo ses employee, Under arrest
Fevzi Yazıcı, Zaman Visual Director (formerly), Under arrest
Gurbet Çakar, Hevi Women’s magazine, Under arrest
Gültekin Avcı, Bugün, Under arrest
Güray Tekin Öz, Cumhuriyet Daily Columnist, Board member, Under arrest
Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu, Türk Solu Columnist, Under arrest
Habip Güler, Former Zaman reporter, Under arrest
Hakan Taşdelen, Under arrest
Hakan Kara, Cumhuriyet Daily Board member, Under arrest
Hamza Günerigök, TRT, Under arrest
Halil İbrahim Mert, TRT (Erzurum), Under arrest
Hanım Büşra Erdal, Former Zaman reporter and columnist, Under arrest
Haşim Söylemez, Former Aksiyon Magazine columnist, Under arrest
Hayati Yıldız, Azadiya Welat, Under arrest
Hüseyin Aydın, Cihan reporter, Under arrest
Hüseyin Turan, Zaman Columnist
Hülya Karakaya – Özgür Halk Managing Editor, Under arrest
İbrahim Balta, Former Zaman Business Editor, Under arrest
İbrahim Karayeğen, Former Zaman newsroom editor, Under arrest
İdris Sayılgan, DİHA reporter, Under arrest
İlker İlkan, Azadiya Welat, Under arrest
Inan Kızılkaya, Özgür Gündem Managing editor, Under arrest
İsa Siyi, Haberdar, Under Arrest
İsmail Avcı, Zaman, Under arrest
İsmail Efe, local press advisor in İzmir, Under arrest
Kadri Gürsel, Cumhuriyet Daily Columnist, Advisor, Under arrest
Kazım Kızıl, Kamera sokak, Under arrest
Kenan karavil, Radyo Dünya editor-in-chief, Under arrest
Lokman Erdoğan, Çorum Manşet (local newspaper), Under arrest
Mahir Kanaat, BirGün Newspaper, head of accounting, Under arrest
Mehmet Altan, Author, Economist, Under arrest
Mehmet Dener, Şanlıurfa.com, executive director
Mehmet Kuru, former Zaman Eskişehir reporter,Under arrest
Mehmet Güleş, DİHA reporter, Under arrest
Mehmet Özdemir, Zaman writer, Under arrest
Meşale Tolu, ETHA Translator
Mizgin Çay, Radyo Karacadağ, Under arrest
Muhammet Taşçılar, şanlıurfa.com editor, Under arrest
Murat Avcıoğlu, Author Under arrest
Murat Aksoy, Yarına Bakış Columnist, Under arrest
Murat Öztürk, Çorum Manşet, Under arrest
Murat Sabuncu,Cumhuriyet Daily Editor-in-chief, Under arrest
Musa Kart, Cumhuriyet Daily Cartoonist, Board member, Under arrest
Mustafa Erkan Acar, Cihan News Agency, Under arrest
Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Cumhuriyet Daily Board member, Under arrest
Mustafa Ünal, Zaman Daily columnist, Under arrest
Mutlu Çölgeçen, Millet newsroom coordinator, Under arrest
Mümtaz’er Türköne, Former Zaman columnist, Under arrest
Nur Ener, Yeni Asya, Under arrest
Nuri Durna, TRT (Ezurum), Under arrest
Nurullah Kaya, former Zaman Gaziantep representative, Under arrest
Oğuz Usluer, Habertürk former broadcasts coordinator, Under arrest
Oğuz Güven, Cumhuriyet daily web editor, Under arrest
Olgun Matur, Local Antalya journalist, Under arrest
Osman Yakut, Former Zaman Antalya reporter, Under arrest
Ozan Kaplanoğlu, Bursa muhalif, Under arrest
Özkan Mayda, Antalya Zaman reporter, Under arrest
Özcan Keser, TRT reporter, Under arrest
Önder Çelik, Cumhuriyet Daily Board member, Under arrest
Ömer Çelik, DİHA news manager, Under arrest
Ömer Oruç, Cihan newspaper, Under arrest
Ömer Özdemir, Antalya Former Zaman reporter, Under arrest
Özgür Amed (Ethem Çağır), Özgür Gündem writer, Under arrest
Sadık Demir, Radyo Karacadağ, Under arrest
Salih Erbekler, Radyo Karacadağ, Under arrest
Serhat Şeftali, Zaman regional burea Chief for the Med region, Under arrest
Serkan Aydemir, Bitlis Aktüel reporter, Under arrest
Seyid Kılıç, Former TRT reporter, Under arrest
Şahin Alpay, Former Zaman columnist, Under arrest
Şirin Çoban, Azadiya Welat, Under Arrest
Şeref Yılmaz, Irmak TV, Under arrest
Togay Okay, Ozgur Gelecek reporter, Under arrest
Tunca Öğreten, former Diken editor, Under arrest
Tuncer Çetinkaya, Zaman Antalya, Under arrest
Turhan Günay, Cumhuriyet Daily Literature Supplement Editor-in-cheif, Under arrest
Rabia Özkaya, Özgür Halk, Under arrest
Ramazan Alkan, Yeni Akit reporter, Under arrest
Rıfat Söylemez, Adana Günaydın (local newspaper), Under arrest
Ufuk Şanlı, Former Vatan columnist, Under arrest
Ulaş Ömer Sezgin, ETHA reporter, Under arrest
Ünal Tanık, Rota Haber editor-in-chief, Under arrest
Vedat Beki, Sözcü, Under arrest
Vedat Demir, Former Yarına Bakış columnist, Under arrest
Vahit Yazgan, former Zaman İzmir representative, Under arrest
Yakup Çetin, Former Zaman reporter, Under arrest
Yalçın Güler, TRT (Erzurum), Under arrest
Yener Dönmez, Habervaktim news website, Under arrest
Yetkin Yıldız, aktif haber news website, Under arrest
Zafer Özsoy, Under arrest
Zeynel Abidin Bulut – Azadiya Welat, Under arrest


29 journalists currently under custody who were charged before the coup attempt

Abdülkadir Turay, DİHA reporter, Under arrest
Ali Konar, Azadiya Welat bureau chief, Under arrest
Arafat Dayan, former editor at Demokratik Ulus Newspaper, Under arrest
Cebrail Parıltı, Anadolu News Agency, Under arrest
Erdal Süsem, Editor of Eylül magazine, Under arrest
Erol Zavar, Editor in Odak Magazine, Under arrest
Emin Demir, Freelance reporter, Under arrest
Ethem Çağır, Özgür Gündem columnist, Under Arrest
Ferhat Çiftçi, Azadiya Welat, Gaziantep bureau chief, under arrest
Gurbet Çakar, Hevi Woman’s Magazine, Under arrest
Hamit Dilbahar, Azadiya Welat, Columnist, Under arrest
Hatice Duman, Atılım Daily former editor, Under arrest
Hidayet Karaca, Samanyolu TV, Under arrest
Kamuran Sunbat, DİHA, former Çukurova correspondent, Under arrest
Kenan Karavil, Radyo Dünya Editor-in-chief, Under arrest
Mazlum Dogan, DİHA, reporter, Under arrest
Mehmet Baransu, Taraf columnist, Under arrest
Mikail Barut, Özgür Halk Magazine former editor, Under arrest
Miktat Algül Mezitli FM editor-in-chief, Under arrest
Muhammed Doğru, DİHA reporter, Under arrest
Mustafa Gök, Ekmek ve Adalet Magazine, Ankara correspondent, Under arrest
Nedim Türfent, DİHA reporter, Under arrest
Nuri Yeşil, Azadiya Welat Dersim correspondent, Under arrest
Sami Tunca, Mücadele Birliği Magazine Managing Editor, Under arrest
Serkan Aydemir, Bitlis Aktüel Correspondent, Under arrest,
Seyithan Akyüz, Azadiya Welat Adana Correspondent, Under arrest
Şahabettin Demir, DİHA Van correspondent, Under arrest
Yılmaz Kahraman, Özgür Halk magazine, editor, Under arrest
Ziya Ataman, DİHA Van Correspondent, Under Arrest

100 briefly arrested/detained journalists since the coup attempt

Ahmet Kızılay, Azadiya Welat, Released
Arda Akın, Hürriyet reporter, Released
Arjin Dilek Öncel, DİHA reporter, Released
Aslı Erdoğan – Author, Özgür Gündem Columnist, Released on probation
Necmiye Alpay – Author, Linguist, Released on probation
Beritan İrfan, DİHA reporter, Released
Berxwedan Tulpar, Azadiya Welat, Released
Bülent Mumay, Hürriyet Dail, Released
Sürreya Dal, Azadiya Welat, Released
Zeynep İzgi, Azadiya Welat, Released on probation
İbrahim Bayram, Azadiya Welat, Released on probation
Engin Özelçi, Azadiya Welat, Released on probation
Ahmet Boltan, Azadiya Welat, Released
Ceylan İpek, Azadiya Welat, Released
Mehmet Emin Kaya, Azadiya Welat, Released on probation
Ziyan Karahan, Azadiya Welat, Released
Veysi Altın, Azadiya Welat, Released
Ercan Yeltaş, Azadiya Welat, Released
Azime Tarhan, Azadiya Welat, Released
Serdal Polat, Azadiya Welat, Released on probation
Cengiz Aslan, Azadiya Welat, Released
Mehmet Hüseyin Şahin, Azadiya Welat, Released
Mehmet Aydın, Azadiya Welat, Released
Mesut Kaynar – DİHA, Released
Pusat Bulut, Azadiya Welat, Released on probation
Mehmet Emin Akgün, Azadiya Welat, Released
Murat Özyaşar, Writer, Released
Fatma Edemen – ETHA, Released
Özgür Paksoy – DİHA reporter, Released
Cemil Uğur, Evrensel, Released
Engin Eren – DİHA, Released
Hakan Bülent Yardımcı,Express Magazine Licensee, Released on probation
Hayat Yılmaz, Azadiya Welat, Released on probation
Haydar Ergül, Demokratik Modernite, Released on probation
İskender Yunus Tiryaki, Bugün reporter, Released on probation
Mehmet Arslan – DİHA, Released
Taner Talaş, Adana Yerel, Released
Selman Keleş – DİHA, Released on probation
Yasemin Sayın, Azadiya Welat, Released on probation
Yüksel Evsen, Adana local journalist, Released
Lalezar Sarıibrahimoğlu (Lale Kemal), Former Zaman columnist, Released
Nuriye Ural (Akman), Former Zaman columnist, Released
Lindsey Snell – Freelance journalist, Released
Renas Jiyan, Poet, Released
Bülent Yener, Cumhuriyet Daily Board Member, Released
Müslüm Özışık, Cumhuriyet Daily Board member, Released
Aydın Engin, Cumhuriyet Daily Columnist, Board member, Released
Hikmet Çetinkaya, Cumhuriyet Daily Columnist,Board member, Released
Eser Sevinç, Cumhuriyet Daily Board member, Released
Selami Aslan, DİHA, Released
İdris Yılmaz, DİHA, Released on probation
Mehmet Sıddık Damar, DİHA, Released
Esra Aydın, JİNHA, Released
Geylan Arslan, JİNHA, Released
Hasan Akbaş, Evrensel, Released
Fırat Topal, Evrensel, Released
Serpil Berk, Evrensel, Released
Sertaç Kayar, Freelance, Released
Davut Uçar, Özgür Gündem, Released
Doğan Güzel, Özgür Gündem, Released
Ersin Çaksu, Özgür Gündem, Released
Günay Aksoy, Özgür Gündem, Released
Kemal Bozkurt, Özgür Gündem, Released
Reyhan Hacıoğlu, Özgür Gündem, Released
Önder Elaldı, Özgür Gündem, Released
Ender Önder, Özgür Gündem, Released
Sinan Balık, Özgür Gündem, Released
Fırat Yeşilçınar, Özgür Gündem, Released
Zeki Erden, Özgür Gündem, Released
Elif Aydoğmuş, Özgür Gündem, Released
Ersin Çaksu, Özgür Gündem, Released
Sevdiye Gürbüz, Özgür Gündem, Released
Amine Demirkıran, Özgür Gündem, Released
Bayram Balcı, Özgür Gündem, Released
Burcu Özkaya, Özgür Gündem, Released
Gülfem Karataş, İMC TV, Released
Gökhan Çetin, İMC TV, Released
Mehmet Ali Ertaş, DİHA, Released
Zehra Doğan, JİNHA, Released on probation
Metin Yoksu, DİHA reporter, Released on probation
Derya Okatan, ETHA editor, Released on probation
Eray Saygın, Yolculuk Newspaper Managing Editor, Released on probation
Bayram Parlak,Radyo Cihan (Diyarbakır), Released
Bertan Golali, TRT İstanbul, Released
Bilal Gündem, DİHA reporter, Released
Cihat Ünal, Antalya Zaman Reporter, Released
Cumali Önal, former Zaman editor-in-charge of Arabic publications, Released
Eda Şanlı, Owner and columnist of Bizim Antalya, Released
Erdem Mühirci, DİHA reporter, Released
Ferit Toprak, Azadiya Welat, Released
Hüsnü Mahalli, Author, Columnist on Yurt Newspaper, Released
İsmail Çoban, Azadiya Welat Managing Editor, Released
Kenan Baş, Antalya Zaman reporter, Released
Mehmet Anıl, ETHA reporter, Released
Metin Bekiroğlu, DİHA, Released
Nizamettin Yılmaz – Azadiya Welat, Released
Sabahattin Koyuncu, DİHA, Released
Rasul Cengiz, former Zaman Denizli reporter, Released
Mecrum Tokal, Azadiya Welat, Released
 

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