18 January 2019:
The hearings of seven academics were held in three courts:
At the 36th İstanbul Heavy Penal Court: Fourth hearing of film director and Lecturer Emin Alper and Dr. Lecturer Kerem Eksen from the İstanbul Technical University was held.
At the 24th İstanbul Heavy Penal Court: Second hearing of researcher M.E.Y. from the Bilgi University was held.
At the 25th İstanbul Heavy Penal Court: Second hearing of Lecturer Özlem Köseoğlu, third hearing of Research Associate Süreyya Topaloğlu, fourth hearing of Dr. Lecturer Alper Akyüz from the Bilgi University and second hearing of Prof. Dr. S.I. from the Sabancı University were held.
Prison sentence for two academics
The court board ruled that Emin Alper and Kerem Eksen shall be sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison on charge of "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" as per the Article 7/2 of the Anti-Terror Law (TMK).
The pronouncement of all verdicts has been deferred.
In the only hearing that was held at the 24th Heavy Penal Court, the court board ruled that the case should be combined with the other cases of academics heard at the court.
The Prosecutor's Office announced its opinion as to the accusations in the previous hearings, demanding that the defendant shall be sentenced for "aiding a terrorist organization as a non-member".