Ufuk Şanlı was a correspondent for the now-closed Zaman newspaper. He was detained on 27 July 2016 on charges “being affiliated with FETO media organisation”. He was remanded in custody on 29 July 2016. The indictment charged Şanlı with “membership of an armed terrorist organisation”. The prosecution demanded that Şanlı be sentenced to imprisonment of between five years and 10 years. Şanlı was sentenced to imprisonment of seven years, six months on charges of “membership of an armed terrorist organisation” at the end of the trial process on 8 March 2018. The ruling was approved by the court of appeals and Court of Cassation. Kılıç has been serving his prison sentence as a convict at Istanbul Silivri Prison.
Managing editor at Sol News website. He is pending trial for an article published on the website on the grounds of “insult” towards Mustafa Doğan İnal, one of President Tayyip Erdoğan’s attorneys. He is requested to be sentenced to, from 1 year 2 months to 2 years 4 months of imprisonment with the accusation of “publicly insulting a public officer due to the performance of his public duty.” At the end of the trial, he was acquitted on 17th November 2020.
Editor in charge of BirGün Daily’s webpage. He is being tried for the article “Berat Albayrak - Özge Ulusoy topic was removed from Ekşi Sözlük” published in BirGün Daily. The case was opened due to the complaint of Minister of Treasury and Finance Berat Albayrak. He is accused of “publicly insulting a public official due to the performance of his public duty”. He is requested to be sentenced to, from 1 year 2 months to 2 years 4 months of imprisonment. They were acquitted at the end of the trial, on November 19th, 2020.
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