OdaTv News Editor Barış Terkoğlu and journalist Hülya Kılınç, OdaTv editor-in-chief Barış Pehlivan Journalist Murat Ağırel from Yeniçağ Newspaper, Yeni Yaşam Newspaper editor-in-chief Ferhat Çelik, chief editor Aydın Keser was arrested due to news articles they published regarding the funeral of an intelligence (MİT) agent.
Journalists are indicted with allegedly disclosing confidential information and facing prison sentence from 7 to 18 years. the indictments was accepted by İstanbul 34th Heavy Penal Court on March 8.
Journalist Erk Acarer who has been abroad since 2017 is also indicted within the same trial. On May 1st, an arrest warrant was issued against Acarer.
At the first hearing of the trial on 24 June, Istanbul 34th High Criminal Court released Barış Terkoğlu Ferhat Çelik and Aydın Keser with the decision of judicial control. Court decided on the continuation of the detention of Barış Pehlivan, Hülya Kılınç and Murat Ağırel. Next hearing will be held on September 9.