Orhan Erinç was a columnist and the concessionaire of the Cumhuriyet Newspaper. He has continued his journalistic work since 1950’s. Erinç was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months of prison in the Cumhuriyet trial. The Court of Appeal approved the sentence. Erinç’s lawyers appealed to the Court of Cassation. The Court of Cassation reversed the decision which had been approved by the Court of Appeal.
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.