Kadri Gürsel has been a journalist since 1986. He was prosecuted in the Cumhuriyet trial and spent 11 months in prison. He was sentenced to two and a half years of prison. The Court of Appeal approved the verdict. After the Court of Cassation’s decision to overturn for the acquittal of Kadri Gürsel, retrial has commenced. At the end of the retrial, court ruled for Gürsel’s acquittal.
Kutlu Esendemir started his career at the Cumhuriyet Newspaper. He worked for HaberTürk, Yeni Harman, Leman, and the Karşı Newspaper. In the Karşı trial, he was accused of “aiding and abetting an organization knowingly and willingly, although he does not belong to the structure of that organization” and was acquitted.