Orhan Erinç was a columnist and the concessionaire of Cumhuriyet newspaper. He began his journalistic career in the 1950s. Erinç was sentenced to six years and three months in prison during the Cumhuriyet trial. The Court of Appeal upheld the sentence, and Erinç’s lawyers appealed to the Court of Cassation, which in turn reversed the decision. However, in the subsequent retrial, another court decided to reinstate the prison sentence that had been overturned by the Court of Cassation.
Orhan Şahin is the editor-in-chief and managing editor of the Yurt Newspaper. He was tried for publishing the interview of journalist Tunca Öğreten with Perihan Mağden, which was first published on diken.com.tr. He was charged for “insulting the president of the Republic.” He was acquitted of the charge after judicial proceedings.