Çağdaş Erdoğan is an independent photojournalist. He was taken into custody on Istanbul’s Kalamış coast. He was prosecuted for taking photographs of MIT’s social facility. He was charged with “being a member of an armed terrorist organization” and “making propaganda for an terrorist organization.” He was imprisoned for 6 months and was released pending trial. He was sentenced to 1 year and 8 months in prison. Suspended disclosure of the decision.
He was a correspondent at the now shuttered Dicle News Agency (DİHA) and editor-in-chief of Yeni Yaşam newspaper. He was arrested for over a year under the trial widely known as “KCK Press Trial”. He was charged with “membership of an armed terror organization”. He faces 7 years 6 months to 15 years in prison. He is being tried in absentia.
He was a reporter at Vatan Newspaper. He was detained on December 20th, 2011 as part of an investigation widely known as the “KCK Press Trial”. He was arrested on December 24th, 2011. He was released pending trial on September 13th, 2012. He is charged with “membership of an armed terrorist organization.” He faces 7 years 6 months to 15 years in prison. His trial continues.
Çağrı Sarı is a reporter for the Evrensel newspaper. Upon the complaint of Berat Albayrak, the then energy minister, current economy minister and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law, and Albayrak’s brother Serhat Albayrak, Sarı was prosecuted for her reporting on the “Paradise Papers,” a set of leaked electronic documents relating to the offshore investments of numerous politicians and business people around the world. She was eventually acquitted.
Çiğdem Toker began her journalism career in 1986. Due to her two columns, a total of 3 million Turkish liras of lawsuits were brought against her for non-pecuniary damages by Agrobay Greenhousing and Şenbay Mining, which are incorporated in the Bayburt Group. In addition, due to her another article published in the Cumhuriyet Newspaper, the Postal and Telegraph Service (PTT) sued her with a demand of 50,000 liras for non-pecuniary damages. Agrobay Greenhousing’s and PTT’s claims for damages were rejected. All 3 cases against Toker has dropped. Sözcü Newspaper columnist Çiğdem Toker published an article titled “İBB’den Vakıflara Hizmet Raporu” (“İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Publishes Report on its Services to Foundations). A lawsuit for damages was filed against her by Turkish Technology Team Foundation (T3 Foundation), where President Erdoğan’s son-in-law Selçuk Bayraktar has a managerial position. The foundation demands 80 thousand TL in compensation for alleged “violation of personal rights.” This trial against Toker still continues.
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