A reactionarly group tried to attack the press briefing held in İstanbul about the attack to theologist & author Cemil Kılıç. The police took Toplumsal correspondent Özgür Avcu and cameraperson Sercan Yılmaz into custody trying to take a picture of the aggressor. The journalists were also beaten.
The journalists who were taken to Gaziosmanpaşa Police Station were sent to the courthouse later. They were released after giving their statement to the prosecutor (March 27, 2023).