On 25 July 2016, the Turkish anti-terrorism Prosecutor Irfan Fidan has today issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists in the wake of the failed coup against President Erdoğan. According to Anatolian News Agency, the journalists targeted are: Abdullah Abdulkadiroğlu, Abdullah Kılıç, Ahmet Dönmez, Ali Akkuş, Arda Akın, Nazlı Ilıcak, Bayram Kaya, Bilal Şahin, Bülent Ceyhan, Bülent Mumay, Bünyamin Köseli, Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Cevheri Güven, Cihan Acar, Cuma Ulus, Emre Soncan, Ercan Gün, Erkan Akkuş, Ertuğrul Erbaş, Fatih Akalan, Fatih Yağmur, Habip Güler, Hanım Büşra Erdal, Haşim Söylemez, Hüseyin Aydın, İbrahim Balta, İnan Kızılkaya, Kamil Maman, Kerim Gün, Levent Kenez, Mahmut Hazar, Mehmet Gündem, Metin Yıkar, Muhammed Fatih Uğur, Mustafa Erkan Acar, Mürsel Genç, Selahattin Sevi, Seyid Kılıç, Turan Görüryılmaz, Ufuk Şanlı, Ufuk Emin Köroğlu, Yakup Sağlam and Yakup Çetin.
30 Dec 2019
On 27 December 2019, the 37th High Criminal Court convicted Gökmen Ulu of “knowingly and willingly aiding the terrorist organization FETÖ/PDY without being its member.” He was sentenced to 2 years and 1 month in prison. Mediha Olgun was acquitted.
05 Nov 2019
On 4 November 2019, Nazlı Ilıcak was sentenced to 8 years and 9 months of prison for “aiding a terrorist group without being one of its member” The Court ruled to release her, taking into account the time she served in pretrial detention. She was freed on the same day and remains under a travel ban pending appeal.
09 Oct 2019
On 8 October 2019, the Istanbul 26th High Criminal Court rejected the release requests of 5 defendants including Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak. The Court decided to comply with the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals to overturn the aggravated life imprisonment sentence and set a new trial on charges of “aiding a terrorist organization”. However the Court’s interim decision did not order the acquittal of Mehmet Altan. The travel ban imposed on him was revoked.
01 Jul 2019
Ersin Şanli was sentenced by the Ankara 18th High Criminal Court to 9 years of imprisonment on 11 October 2017. Şanlı's lawyer appealed against the decision. On 6 June 2019, the Supreme Court overturned the prison sentence given to the journalist and released him on probation pending trial. A travel ban was also imposed on him.
06 May 2019
On 3 May 2019, the Constitutional Court of Turkey rejected the individual applications of Nazlı Ilıcak and Ahmet Altan, ruling that there was no violation of their rights during their pre-trial detention and prosecution. On 3 May 2019, the Constitutional Court ruled in favour of Ali Bulaç, saying his right to freedom of expression and personal security had been violated. (The court has been reviewing rights violations for those arrested after the coup attempt, but its rulings do not automatically affect criminal sentences.)
19 Feb 2019
On 19 February 2019, the 3rd Penal Chamber (the court of appeal) of the İstanbul Regional Court of Justice upheld the verdict on the Cumhuriyet newspaper' case.
08 Jan 2019
On 4 January 2019, Murat Aksoy was released to serve out the remaining months of a two-year jail term on probation.