Deniz Yücel is a Turkish-descent German journalist and columnist. When he was the representative of Turkey for Die Welt, he was taken into custody and arrested in the scope of an investigation about the-then Minister of Energy and Natural Sources, Berat Albayrak’s emails being leaked to the public. After one year in detention, he was released and returned to Germany. His prosecution continues.
Derya Okatan was the editor-in-chief at the Etkin News Agency (ETHA). She reported the news about Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law and then- Minister of Energy and Natural Sources,Berat Albayrak’s emails, which were published by a ‘hacker’ group called ‘RedHack.’ She has been pending trial within the scope of the ‘Redhack lawsuit’. Prosecutors recommended she receive 16.5 years of jail time.
Duygu Güvenç started her journalistic career in 1997. She is facing up to two years in prison due to her reporting on how Pastor Brunson’s [Andrew Craig Brunson, a US pastor who had been arrested in Turkey and charged for “committing offenses on behalf of FETÖ and PKK, and espionage.” Brunson was sentenced to 3 years 1 month and 15 days of prison. His arrest increased tensions between the US and Turkey. After his release, he returned the US] release was based on diplomatic and political reasons, not legal ones. Alican Uludağ, another reporter for the Cumhuriyet newspaper is also prosecuted in the same file.