Barış Pehlivan, a columnist for Cumhuriyet newspaper, announced on his social media account that he was threatened over a column that cited Fırat Delibaş. The threat was from people who claimed to be close to Fırat Delibaş. The article was about one of the members of a drug-dealing crime organization who was released on judicial control measures.
“I have been receiving serious threats from people who claim to be acquainted with Fırat Delibaş. See my article below, announced to the public…” said Pehlivan on Twitter (June 9).