Bianet reported that five journalists from the daily Evrensel joined the long list of colleagues who “insulted” president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
According to Bianet, responsible editor Vural Nasuhbeyoğlu and owner Mehmet Akif Koşar have a trial started against them for insulting the president. The first hearing is on October 1.
Meanwhile, columnists İhsan Çaralan, Mustafa Köz and Erol Aral are under investigation by the authoroties for the suspicion of insulting Erdoğan by their columns.
According to the Bianet count, at least 19 journalists have dealt with judiciary action for “insulting” Erdoğan in September only. The Bianet list: “Ekrem Dumanlı (Zaman),Ertuğrul Özkök (Hürriyet), Yavuz Baydar (Bugün), Tayfun Talipoğlu(Yurt), Onur Erem (BirGün), Murat Çapan (Nokta), Hasan Cemal (T24),Aytekin Gezici (Twitter), Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu (Türk Solu), Atilla Taş(Meydan), Gülizar Baki (Meydan), Levent Kenez (Meydan), Ahmet Altan(2), Vural Nasuhbeyoğlu (Evrensel), Mehmet Akif Koşar (Evrensel),İhsan Çaralan (2) (Evrensel), Erol Aral (Evrensel) & Mustafa Köz(Evrensel)”