Journalists in Prison

Imprisoned Journalists and Media Employees in Turkey

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As of December 22, 2021, there are currently 48 journalists and media employees in prison.

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

1 Abdulkadir Turay
Dicle News Agency (DİHA), reporter
2 Ahmet Uzan Sabah Egeli
3 Alaaddin Akkaşoğlu
Karşı daily, Gediz Haber owner
4 Ali Ahmet Böken TRT, News Coordinator
5 Ali Demirer Bugün TV, Chief editor
6 Ali Ünal Zaman, columnist
7 Ali Yüce
TRT Radio, Broadcasting chief
8 Ayşenur Parıldak Zaman, reporter
9 Beytullah Özdemir
Cihan News Agency, Düzce representative
10 Cihan Acar Bugün daily reporter
11 Çetin Çiftçi Bugün daily reporter
12 Ercan Gün Fox TV, News editor
13 Erdal Süsem Eylül magazine, editor
14 Erkan Akkuş
Kanaltürk and Bugün TV former managing editor
15 Erol Zavar
Odak, magazine owner and managing editor
16 Faruk Akkan Cihan News Agency
17 Ferhat Çiftçi
Azadiya Welat, Gaziantep correspondent
18 Fevzi Yazıcı Zaman, visual director
19 Gültekin Avcı Bugün daily columnist
20 Hakan Ergün
Azadiya Welat and Özgür Gündem, distributor
22 Harun Çümen
Zaman, former Managing Editor
23 Hasan Taşar
TRT, former Ankara correspondent
24 Hatice Duman
Atılım newspaper, owner and managing editor
25 Hüdaverdi Yıldırım Bugün TV, editor
21 İbrahim Halil Öztürkeri TRT
27 İbrahim Karakaş Yeni Yaşam daily employee
26 İsmail Çoban
Azadiya Welat, managing editor
28 Kazım Canlan
Cihan, Ankara News Director
29 Kenan Karavil
Radyo Dünya, Editor-in-Chief
30 Mahmut Gülecan
Özgür Halk magazine, Managing editor
31 Mehmet Baransu Taraf, reporter
32 Miktat Algül
Mezitli FM Genel broadcasts coordinator
33 Murat Çapan Nokta, managing editor
34 Mustafa Gök
Ekmek ve Adalet magazine, Ankara correspondent
35 Mustafa Ünal
Zaman, former Ankara representative
36 Nedim Türfent DİHA, reporter
37 Nuh Gönültaş Bugün daily
38 Özcan Keser TRT
39 Özden Kınık TRT
40 Rıfat Söylemez
Adana Haber newspaper owner
41 Sami Tunca
Mücadele Birliği magazine, managing editor
42 Sertan Önal Halkın Günlüğü, reporter
43 Seyithan Akyüz
Azadiya Welat, Adana correspondent
44 Turgut Usul TRT, anchorman
45 Uğur Yılmaz
DİHA, Bitlis News Portal, Bitlis Municipal Press Unit, reporter
46 Vahit Yazgan
Zaman, İzmir regional Bureau Chief
47 Zafer Özcan Bugün, Finance editor
48 Ziya Ataman DİHA, reporter