In the verdict of the İstanbul Regional Court of Justice, it was stated that the evidence in the case file was sound and sufficient for conviction and the ruling of the local court complied with the law.
As part of this lawsuit, journalists were arrested again shortly after a verdict of release was issued for them.
25 July 2016:
AA did not specify on what charges police sought the journalists. Many of the journalists on the reported list, which the Committee to Protect Journalists was not immediately able to verify, worked for media outlets which already taken over by pro-government trustees for their ties to the Hizmet movement, which the government has since accused of orchestrating a failed July 15, 2016, military coup. CPJ is researching the journalists' individual cases.
The list AA reported is as follows:................. Bülent Ceyhan ......................
"I was told by a person from human resources that Oğuzhan Müezzino, who the trustees assigned to serve as the editorial coordinator of Bugün, made the decision to dismiss me. However, he has no such authority. I, together with my colleagues, added notes to each document stating we were fired, that the decision is unlawful and that all the fired journalists will pursue their rights by filing lawsuits. We were not even allowed to walk up to the news center and our offices alone; security personnel had to accompany us," Şahin told Today's