Nazlı Ilıcak, a journalist and writer, has been in jail since July 29, 2016 for the case known as the ‘FETÖ Media Main Case.’ Ilıcak was sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment. The decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal. The decision approved by the Court of Appeal was reversed by the Court of Cassation. However, it was ruled that Ilıcak’s detention be continued. She was a journalist and columnist for 44 years when she was arrested.
The trial restarted at October 8th, 2019.
Necati Doğru is a columnist for the Sözcü Newspaper. He was tried under the charges of “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization knowingly and willingly, though he is not a member of that organisation”.At the end of the trial he was sentenced to 3 years 6 months and 15 days of imprisonment for the accused crimes.
Linguist Necmiye Alpay was a member of the Consulting Board of Publishing at Özgür Gündem. She was arrested at August 2016 along with the publishing board members and the employees of the paper after the paper was shut down. She was detained for 120 days. She was released at the first hearing of the case and acquitted at the end of the trial.
Nedim Türfent started journalism in 2012 at the Dİcle News Agency (DİHA), which has been shut down by a decree law. In May 2016, he was taken into custody in Van. He was sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison on the charge of “being a member of an organization.” The verdict was approved by the Court of Cassation on Oct. 8, 2019. His individual appeal to the Constitutional Court is ongoing. He has been detained since May 13, 2016 in Van F Type High Security Prison.