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Gökhan Öner - Denizli Dicle News Agency Trial

On April 27, 2018, the following anonymous message was sent to Denizli Police Department, Electronic Intelligence Department at 14.08: “I am Kurdish, too. But Nevzat’s son M. from Sarayköy, construction worker M. K. from Esentepe, their friends E. and E. K., and DİHA reporter Gökhan will stage a bomb attack that will massacre scores of Turks and Kurds in Denizli. They will avenge the deaths of the terrorists killed in the East and Syria. These individuals have received an order from the terrorist organization, the guerilla”.

On April 28, 2018, construction workers M. D., E.B., M.K., E.H. and journalist Gökhan Öner were taken into custody in house raids. They were detained in the police department for seven days. Following the end of the detention period, the suspects were released pending trial, while Gökhen Öner was arrested. Denizli Prosecutor Uğur Atakul drafted the indictment on June 8, 2018.

After three months of imprisonment, Gökhan Öner was released in the first hearing like the other defendants, pending trial. Gökhan Öner pleaded not guilty for all the charges, indicating in his statements to the prosecutor and the court that he was simply a journalist, the tip-off was unfounded, and the police had no material evidence.

At the end of the trial, Öner was sentenced to 10 months in prison. The court ordered the deferment of the announcement of the verdict.

Gökhan Öner - Denizli DİHA Davası (İddianame)

Güleçyüz, Özdabak - Trial for Spreading Propaganda for a Terrorist Organization

The indictment against the editor-in-chief of Yeni Asya Newspaper, Kazım Güleçyüz and cartoonist Halil İbrahim Özdabak was completed on December 7, 2018. The indictment was accepted by Istanbul 29. High Criminal Court.

The first hearing of the trial was held on May 2, 2019.

Güleryüz stated that he had been actively involved in publishing for 41 years and journalism for 27 years. He said that in all his writings, books and speeches, he upheld the rule of law, justice, democracy, human rights and freedoms, peace, and had a resolute stance against coups and terror. He claimed that the charges in the indictment were diametrically opposed to this perspective of his. He rejected the charges.

The court was adjourned for the drafting of the opinion as to the accusations. Before the second hearing of the case, the prosecutor stated that the indictment had been sent to the panel of judges over UYAP.

Güleçyüz, Özdabak - Örgüt Propagandası Davası (İddianame)