Journalists in Prison

Imprisoned Journalists and Media Employees in Turkey

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As of October 29, 2022, there are at least 65 imprisoned journalists and media employees in Turkey.

The list of journalists and media employees imprisoned in Turkey because of the work they do:

Name Occupation Date of arrest
1 Abdulkadir Turay Reporter, Dicle News Agency (DİHA) 5 May 2016
2 Abdurrahman Öncü Cameraman, Pel Production 16 June 2022
3 Ahmet Uzan Sabah Egeli
24 November 2016
4 Alaaddin Akkaşoğlu Owner, Karşı daily and Gediz News 5 August 2016
5 Ali Ahmet Böken News coordinator, TRT 12 January 2018
6 Ali Demirer Chief editor, Bugün TV 8 November 2017
7 Ali Ünal Columnist, Zaman daily 16 August 2016
8 Aziz Oruç Editor, Mesopotamia News Agency 16 June 2022
9 Berivan Altan Reporter, Mesopotamia News Agency 29 October 2022
10 Ceylan Şahinli Reporter, Mesopotamia News Agency 29 October 2022
11 Cihan Acar Reporter, Bugün daily 23 June 2020
12 Çetin Çiftçi Reporter, Bugün daily
30 September 2019
13 Deniz Nazlım Ankara Bureau Chief, Mesopotamia News Agency 29 October 2022
14 Devrim Ayık Özgür Halk magazine 12 January 2021
15 Diren Yurtsever Editor-in-Chief, Mesopotamia News Agency 29 October 2022
16 Elif Üngür Broadcaster, Piya Production 16 June 2022
17 Emrullah Acar Reporter, Mesopotamia News Agency 29 October 2022
18 Ercan Gün News editor, Fox TV 25 August 2016
19 Erdal Süsem Editor, Eylül magazine 1 February 2010
20 Erkan Akkuş News director, Kanaltürk and Bugün TV 24 August 2020
21 Erol Zavar Owner and managing editor, Odak magazine 20 January 2007
22 Ferhat Çiftçi Gaziantep correspondent, Azadiya Welat daily 16 February 2011
23 Fevzi Yazıcı Visual director, Zaman daily 5 August 2016
24 Gültekin Avcı Columnist, Bugün daily 26 August 2016
25 Habibe Eren Reporter, Jin News 29 October 2022
26 Hakan Yalçın Reporter, Mesopotamia News Agency 29 October 2022
27 Harun Çümen Former managing editor, Zaman daily 7 March 2018
28 Hasan Taşar Reporter, TRT
29 Hatice Duman Owner and managing editor, Atılım newspaper 1 April 2003
30 Hüdaverdi Yıldırım Editor, Bugün TV
21 September 2017
31 İbrahim Karakaş Employee, Yeni Yaşam daily 6 November 2020
32 İbrahim Koyuncu Cameraman 16 June 2022
33 İsmail Çoban Managing editor, Azadiya Welat daily 3 May 2018
34 Kenan Karavil Editor-in-Chief, Radyo Dünya
11 December 2009
35 Lezgin Akdeniz Cameraman, Piya Production 16 June 2022
36 Mahmut Gülecan Managing editor, Özgür Halk magazine 1 June 2017
37 Mazlum Doğan Güler Journalist, Piya Production 16 June 2022
38 Mehmet Ali Ertaş Xwebûn daily, Editor-in-chief 16 June 2022
39 Mehmet Baransu Reporter, Taraf daily 2 March 2015
40 Mehmet Gündem 3 August 2022
41 Mehmet Şahin Columnist, Xwebûn daily 16 June 2022
42 Miktat Algül Broadcasts coordinator, Mezitli FM 17 May 2010
43 Murat Çapan Managing editor, Nokta magazine 27 May 2017
44 Mustafa Gök Ankara correspondent, Ekmek ve Adalet magazine 1 February 2004
45 Nedim Türfent Reporter, DİHA 13 May 2016
46 Neşe Toprak Brodcaster, Pel Production 16 June 2022
47 Ömer Çelik Journalist 16 June 2022
48 Özcan Keser Intelligence chief, TRT 19 August 2016
49 Özden Kınık News director, TRT 1 August 2018
50 Öznur Değer Reporter, Jin News 29 October 2022
51 Ramazan Geciken Cameraman, Pel Production 16 June 2022
52 Recai Morkoç Antalya regional editor, Cihan News Agency 11 January 2022
53 Remziye Temel Journalist, Ari Production 16 June 2022
54 Safiye Alagaş JinNews Director 16 June 2022
55 Sami Tunca Managing editor, Mücadele Birliği magazine
17 September 2013
56 Selman Güzelyüz Reporter, Mesopotamia News Agency 29 October 2022
57 Serdar Altan Dicle Fırat Journalists’ Association Co-chair 16 June 2022
58 Sertan Önal Reporter, Halkın Günlüğü 26 February 2018
59 Seyithan Akyüz Adana correspondent, Azadiya Welat daily 11 January 2009
60 Suat Doğuhan Cameraman, Ari Production 16 June 2022
61 Turgut Usul Anchorman, TRT 4 January 2018
62 Uğur Yılmaz Press Desk employee, Bitlis Municipality 11 July 2017
63 Zafer Özcan Finance editor, Bugün daily 7 March 2019
64 Zeynel Abidin Bulut Editor, Xwebûn daily 16 June 2022
65 Ziya Ataman Reporter, DİHA 11 April 2016