Gökmen Ulu was the İzmir correspondent for the Sözcü Newspaper. He was tried in the scope of the “FETÖ/PDY investigation” on May 26, 2017. Ulu was released in the first hearing of the trial on Nov. 8, 2017. His prosecution continues. At the end of the trial he was sentenced to 1 year 13 months of imprisonment for the accused crimes.
Güray Tekin Öz is a journalist since 1971. He was prosecuted in the Cumhuriyet trial and spent 9 months in jail. He was convicted for “aiding a terrorist organization, though not belonging to the structure of that organisation” and sentenced to 3 years 9 months of prison. After the Court of Appeal approved the verdict, he had to return to prison for the remaining 1 year 23 day of his sentence. The Court of Cassation reversed the decision about Güray Tekin Öz along with all the other defendants of Cumhuriyet Newspaper. Güray Tekin Öz was released on Sept. 12, 2019. However in the retrials, court decided to persist against the Court of Cassation’s decision to overturn.