Journalist Oğuz Güven Sent to Court for Arrest

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Taken into custody on May 12, Editor-in-Chief of Cumhuriyet daily's online website Oğuz Güven has been referred to court for arrest.

Güven was taken into custody due to a news report he had written with regards to Denizli Public Chief Officer Mustafa Alper's death in a traffic accident.

He was taken into custody on May 12 and the prosecutor's office had ordered to keep Güven in detention for a period of seven days.
Güven was referred to İstanbul Justice Palace in Çağlayan today (May 15) at 4 p.m. and together with his attorney, he has been taken to the office of the prosecutor in charge.

Prosecutor Celal Sarıdere has referred Güven to Criminal Court of Peace for arrest.

Detentions, arrests and legal proceedings regarding Cumhuriyet daily

Cumhuriyet Daily Ediyor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu, columnist Hakan Kara, columnist Hikmet Çetinkaya, writer Hakan Kara, cartoonist Musa Kart, Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board member attorney Bülent Utku, columnist Güray Öz, Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board member and attorney Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board member Önder Çelik, Cumhuriyet Foundation Executive Board member Bülent Yener, Cumhuriyet Book Supplement Editor-in-Chief Turhan Günay, columnist Aydın Engin, columnist Kadri Gürsel and the daily's Accounting Manager Günseli Özaltay were taken into custody on October 31, 2016.

Aydın Engin and Hikmet Çetinkaya were released on November 4, 2016.rosecutor's office.

Murat Sabuncu, Hakan Kara, Musa Kart, Bülent Utku, Güray Öz, Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Önder Çelik, Turhan Günay and Kadri Gürsel were arrested on November 15, 2016.

Also an arrest warrant has been issued for journalist and President of the Execution Board Akın Atalay who were abroad at the time.
After returning to Turkey on November 11 Atalay was taken inco custody at the airport and was arrested on November 13.

Correspondent of Cumhuriyet daily, journalist Ahmet Şık was taken into custody on December 29, 2016 due to his certain postings on the social media and certain reports. He was sent to court for arrest on the same day.

İstanbul 8th Criminal Judgeship of Peace ordered Şık's arrest on ground of "propagandizing for Fethullahist Terrorist Organization/Parallel State Organization (FETÖ/PDY) and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)".

Cumhuriyet daily's executives and writers are being charged with "committing crimes -on behalf of PKK/KCK and FETÖ/PDY as non-members". (EA/DG)


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