Rojin Altay from Yeni Yaşam newspaper was detained at the İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport on her way to Diyarbakır province. Altay’s father was called by the İstanbul General Directorate of Security on Vatan Avenue and informed of her detention. When her lawyer Sercan Korkmaz called the Directorate and wanted to talk to Altay, he was told that there was a 24-hour restriction on the file. No information was given as to why she was detained (January 28).
Held in detention at İstanbul Security Directorate for 4 days, Altay was referred to the İstanbul Courthouse in the morning hours. Facing organization membership charges, Altay was released on probation after giving her statement at the prosecutor’s office (February 1).