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List of Journalists in Jail in Turkey

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Below you will find the whole list of detained/arrested/convicted journalists based on their opinion, writings or publications (although in some cases even pre-publication.) This is the list of disgrace of democracy in Turkey. As of March 7, 2012 there are 104 (one hundred and four) journalists, writers or publishers arrested for their opinion in Turkish jails.

The list includes their position as a journalist/writer, the accusations (or convictions if any) and the last line is the name of the jail they are being held and their date of arrest.

Translated from Turkish original by ANGA (Journalist Friends of Ahmet and Nedim)

Updated March 13th, 2012

THE LIST

 

1- Abdulcabbar Karabeğ,
Azadiya Welat Mersin Rep,
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK)
Mersin, Since 26 09 2010

2- Abdullah Çetin,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA), Kurtalan Rep.
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK)
Diyarbakır, 16 12 2011

3- Ahmet Akyol,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA), Adana
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK)
Batman, 19 04 2011

4- Ahmet Birsin,
Gün TV (Diyarbakır), Chief Editor
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK)
Diyarbakır, 14 04 2009

5- Ahmet Şık,
Habervesaire editor, Bilgi University Teacher
Allegation: Aiding and abetting an armed terrorist organization (Ergenekon)
Silivri, 6 03 2011
Released pending trial 12.3.2012

6- Ali Buluş,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA), Mersin Rep
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK)
Karaman-Ermenek

7- Ali Konar,
Azadiya Welat, Elazığ Rep
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK)
Malatya, 27 05 2010

8- Aydın Yıldız,
Dicle Haber Ajansı DIHA Mersin Rep
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK)
Gaziantep, 01 10 2011

9- Ayşe Oyman,
Özgür Gündem Editor,
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK)
Bakırköy ,24 12 2011

10- Baha Okar,
Bilim ve Gelecek Journal editor
Allegation: Being member of a terrorist organization (Devrimci Karargâh)
Tekirdağ, 25 09 2010

11- Bahar Kurt,
Tavır Magazine Publisher
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (DHKP/C)
Bakırköy, April 2011

12- Barış Pehlivan,
Odatv, Chief Editor
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization; destroying, using not in its purpose, stealing and obtaining with deceit of documents pertaining to state security(Ergenekon)
Silivri, 18 02 2011

13- Barış Terkoğlu,
Odatv, News Editor
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization; destroying, using not in its purpose, stealing and obtaining with deceit of documents pertaining to state security(Ergenekon)
Silivri, 18 02 2011

14- Bayram Namaz,
Atılım gazetesi, writer,
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization, propaganda of terrorist organization(MLKP)
Edirne, 12 09 2006

15- Bayram Parlak,
Gündem gazetesi, Mersin Rep,
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization(PKK),
Ermenek-Karaman, 6 07 2007

16- Bedri Adanır,
Aram Publishing Owner; Kurdish paper Hawar Chief editor,
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization(PKK),
Diyarbakır, 08 01 2010

17- Behdin Tunç,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA), Şırnak Rep
Convicted
Allegation: Aiding and abetting terrorist organization (PKK),
Diyarbakır 5 04 2007

18- Cengiz Dogan
Azadiya Welat Nusaybin Rep,
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK) Also convicted for terrorist organization propaganda as “Mavi ve Kent” magazine chief editor for 1 year 22 days jail time.
Mardin E Tipi Cezaevi

19- Cengiz Kapmaz,
Özgür Gündem Op-Ed
Allegation: Detained on 22.11.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 25.11.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra 25 11 2011

20- Cihan Gün,
Yürüyüş Magazine
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (DHKP-C)
Ankara 28 12 2010

21- Coşkun Musluk,
Odatv, Writer
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (Ergenekon)
Silivri 6 03 2011
Released pending trial 12.3.2012

22- Çağdaş Kaplan,
Dicle Haber Ajansı, (İstanbul)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra 24 12 2011

23- Çağdaş Ulus,
Vatan (İstanbul)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra 24 12 2011

24- Davut Uçar,
Etik Ajans, Director
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra 24 12 2011

25- Deniz Kılıç,
Azadiya Welat, Batman Rep
Convicted
Allegation: Propaganda of a terrorist organization (PKK)
Batman 4 04 2011

26- Deniz Yıldırım,
Aydınlık Magazine, Chief Editor
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (Ergenekon)
Silivri 9 11 2009

27- Dilek Demirel,
Dicle Haber Ajansı, (İzmir)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra 24 12 2011

28-Fatih Özgür Aydın,
Artı İvme Mag. Chief Editor
Allegation: Being a part of unofficial demonstration
Tekirdağ

29- Doğan Can Baran,
Odak Mag. Writer
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (THKP-C Resistance Movement)
Kandıra 10 12 2011

30- Ensar Tunca
Azadiya Welat Iğdır Rep,
Allegation: Helping unofficial organization (KCK),
Iğdır 15 02 2011

31- Erdal Süsem,
Eylül Mag. Editor
Convicted
Allegation: Attempting to change the constitutional order by force
Edirne 5 02 2003

32- Erdoğan Altan,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (Batman)
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK),
Batman 19 04 2011

33- Erol Zavar,
Odak Mag, Owner and Chief Editor
Convicted
Allegation: Attempting to change the constitutional order by force
Ankara-Sincan
Being treated for bladder cancer

34- Ertuş Bozkurt
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) Editor
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra 24 12 2011

35- Fatma Koçak,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) Chief Editor (İstanbul)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Bakırköy

36- Faysal Tunç,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA), Şırnak Rep
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK)
Kalkandere 5 04 2007

37- Ferhat Çiftçi
Azadiya Welat Gaziantep Rep,
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK), propaganda of the same
Gaziantep 16 02 2011

38- Feyyaz Deniz,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA), Ankara Rep,
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK),
Bolu 7 06 2011)

39- Füsun Erdoğan,
Özgür Radio, Chief Editor
Allegation: To form an illegal organization or being a member of such (MLKP)
Kocaeli 12 09 2006

40- Hakan Soytemiz,
RED Mag, writer
Allegation: Aiding and abetting illegal organization members (Devrimci Karargâh)
Tekirdağ 25 09 2010

41- Halit Güdenoğlu,
Yürüyüş Mag, owner and chief editor
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (DHKP-C)
Ankara 28 12 2010

42- Hamdiye Çiftçi,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) (Hakkari)
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK)
Bitlis 14 06 2010

43- Hamit Dilbahar,
Azadiya Welat writer
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK)
Erzurum 15 02 2010

44- Hatice Duman,
Atılım Paper,Owner and chief editor
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (MLKP)
Verdict: Life in prison (4.5.2011) Appealed. File on line in Supreme Court.
Kocaeli-Gebze 2002

45- Hikmet Çiçek,
Aydınlık Mag, Ankara Rep
Allegation: Destroying, using not in its purpose, stealing and obtaining with deceit of documents pertaining to state security(Ergenekon)
Silivri 29 03 2008

46- Hüseyin Deniz,
Evrensel Daily
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

47- İsmail Yıldız,
Dersim Paper editor
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

48- Kaan Ünsal,
Yürüyüş Mag
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (DHKP-C)
Ankara 28 12 2010

49- Kadri Kaya,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA), Diyarbakır Rep
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK)
Batman 19 04 2011

50- Kazım Şeker,
Özgür Gündem Daily, editor
Allegation: Detained on 22.11.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 25.11.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra 25 11 2011

51- Kenan Karavil,
Radio Dünya (Adana), Producer
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK), committing crimes in behalf of that organization, propaganda
Term: 6 years 3 months (TMK 7/2)
Adana 11 12 2009

52- Kenan Kırkaya,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DUHA) Ankara Rep
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

53- Mazlum Özdemir,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) (Diyarbakır)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

54- Mehmet Emin Yıldırım,
Azadiya Welat Chief Editor
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

55- Mehmet Güneş,
Türkiye Gerçeği Mag. Op-ed
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (Devrimci Karargah),no indictment yet.
Tekirdağ 10 12 2011

56- Mehmet Karaaslan,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) Mersin
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK) and propaganda.
Birecik 21 04 2007

57- Mehmet Yeşiltepe,
Devrimci Hareket Mag writer
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (Devrimci Karargâh)
Tekirdağ

58- Miktat Algül,
Mezitli FM, Chief Editor
Allegation: Forming and leading a crime organization.
Adana

59- Murat Aydın
Dicle Haber Ajansi (DIHA) Muş
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK)
Bayburt 22 10 2011

60- Murat Çiftçi
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA) (Ankara)
Allegation: Detained & under arrest since 24.01.2012 KCK operation. No indictment yet.
Şanlıurfa 24 01 2012
Released April 2nd, 2012

61- Musa Kurt,
Kamu Emekçileri Cephesi Mag, Chief Editor
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (DHKP-C)
Ankara 28 12 2010

62- Mustafa Balbay
Cumhuriyet Daiy, Ankara Rep / Writer
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (Ergenekon)
Silivri 6 03 2009
In solitary confinement since 28 02 2011

63- Mustafa Gök,
Ekmek ve Adalet Mag, Ankara Rep
Convicted /
Allegation: Attempting to change constitutional order by force. (DHKP/C)
Serving life term
Ankara-Sincan February 2004

64- Müyesser Yıldız,
Odatv
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (Ergenekon)
Silivri 6 03 2011

65 – Naciye Yavuz,
Yürüyüş Mag (İstanbul)
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (DHKP-C)
Ankara 28 12 2010

66- Nahide Ermiş,
Özgür Halk Mag. and Demokratik Modernite Mag, Publishing Council
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Bakırköy

67- Nedim Şener,
Milliyet Daily
Allegation: Aiding and abetting an armed terrorist organization (Ergenekon)
Silivri  6 March 2011
Released pending trial 12.3.2012

68- Nevin Erdemir,
Özgür Gündem Daily, Editor
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Bakırköy

69- Nilgün Yıldız,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA), (Mardin)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Bakırköy

70- Nurettin Fırat,
Özgür Gündem Daily, Writer
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

71- Nuri Yeşil,
Azadiya Welat Dersim Rep,
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK),
Elbistan 27 05 2010

72- Oktay Candemir,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) ex-journalist
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

73- Ozan Kılınç,
Azadiya Welat gazetesi Chief Editor
Allegation: Terrorist organization propaganda (PKK)
Diyarbakır 22 07 2010

74- Ömer Çelik,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) (İstanbul)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

75- Ömer Çiftçi,
Demokratik Modernite Mag, License Holder
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

76- Ömer Faruk Çalışkan
Özgür Halk Chief Editor
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK)
Kandıra 19 07 2008

77- Pervin Yerlikaya,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) (İstanbul)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Bakırköy

78- Ragıp Zarakolu,
Evrensel Daily, Op-Ed / Writer / Publisher
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK), no indictment.
Kocaeli 1 11 2011

79- Ramazan Pekgöz,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) Editor (Diyarbakır)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

80- Rohat Emekçi,
Gün Radio (Diyarbakır), Anchor
Allegation: Terrorist organization propaganda (PKK)
Mardin

81- Ruken Ergün,
Azadiya Welat Daily Chief Editor,
Allegation: Terrorist organization propaganda (PKK)
Adana-Karataş

82- Sadık Topaloğlu,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) (Şanlıurfa)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

83- Sait Çakır,
Odatv, Op-Ed
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (Ergenekon)
Silivri 6 03 2011
Released pending trial 12.3.2012

84- Sebahattin Sumeli,
Özgür Halk Mag. Editor,
Convicted
Allegation: To have explosives present, commiting crimes in the name of an organization (PKK), being a member of an organization, using false ID’s, propaganda.
Tekirdağ

85- Sedat Şenoğlu,
Atılım Daily, Chief Editor
Allegation: To have dangerous items present or to exchange, to attempt to change constitutional order, to have unlicenced firearms or ammunition present or to purchase aforementioned, forgery. (MLKP)
Edirne 12 09 2006

86- Semiha Alankuş,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA), Editor (Diyarbakır)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Bakırköy

87- Sevcan Atak
Özgür Halk editor
Convicted
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK)
Karataş 18 06 2010

88- Seyithan Akyüz,
Azadiya Welat Newspaper Adana Rep
Allegation: Terrorist organization propaganda (KCK)
İskenderun 11 12 2009

89-Sibel Güler,
Özgür Gündem Daily, ex-editor
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Bakırköy

90- Sinan Aygül,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) (Bitlis)
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (PKK)
Muş 23 01 2011

91- Soner Yalçın,
Odatv, Owner / Journalist
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization; destroying, abusing, stealing or posessing national security documents (Ergenekon)
Silivri 18 02 2011

92- Songül Karatagna,
Özgür Gündem Daily, Op-Ed
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK), no indictment.
Bakırköy 1 11 2011

93- Şahabettin Demir
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DIHA) Van
Convicted
Allegation: Terrorist organization propaganda
Bitlis

94- Tuncay Özkan
Kanal Biz Tv Licence Holder / Journalist
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (Ergenekon)
Silivri 27 09 2008
In solitary confinement since 28 02 2011

95- Turabi Kişin
Özgür Gündem Daily editor
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (KCK), no indictment.
Kandıra 2 01 2012

96- Turan Özlü,
Ulusal Channel, Chief Editor
Allegation: Broadcasting phone conversations of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan; being member of an armed terrorist organization (Ergenekon)
Silivri 23 08 2001

97- Vedat Kurşun,
Azadiya Welat Newspaper, Chief Editor
Convicted
Allegation: Propaganda of the organization or its purpose (PKK)
Conviction: 166 years 6 months in prison. Cancelled by the supreme court. Court convicted 10 years in prison. He also has two other cases that he was convicted for 3 years and 4.5 years in prison.
Diyarbakır

98- Yalçın Küçük,
Journalist / Writer
Allegation: Being member of an armed terrorist organization (Ergenekon)
Silivri 6 03 2011

99- Yüksel Genç,
Özgür Gündem Daily Op-Ed
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Bakırköy

100- Zeynep Kuray,
BirGün Daily (İstanbul)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Bakırköy

101- Ziya Çiçekçi,
Özgür Gündem Daily Licence Holder and Chief Editor
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Kandıra

102- Zuhal Tekiner,
Dicle Haber Ajansı (DİHA), License Holder (İstanbul)
Allegation: Detained on 20.12.2011 KCK operation, under arrest since 24.12.2011. No indictment yet.
Bakırköy

103- Serdar Engin
Özgür Gündem editor
Convicted
Allegation: To write in favor of crime or criminals
Silivri

104- Tayyip Temel
Azadiya Welat ex-Chief Editor
No allegations yet.
Diyarbakır 4 10 2011

Updated 3/10/2012

105. Özlem Ağuş
DİHA (for the last three months)
Allegations: Relations to KCK and joining a live broadcast. Details still unknown.
Diyarbakir 10 03 2012

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