Hürriyet journalist Dinçer Gökçe released
ISTANBULA journalist from daily Hürriyet has been released pending trial after being detained over the probe into the July 15 failed coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ). Hürriyet journalist Dinçer Gökçe was released on condition of judicial control on Sept. 3.
Gökçe was among the 12 people detained after an arrest warrant for a total of 35 people, including journalists, was issued. The 12 were sent to court with the prosecutor seeking arrests on Sept. 2.
Abdullah Alparslan Akkuş, Nurullah Öztürk, Rasih Yılmaz and Ömer Şahin were released after their testimonies were taken.
Four of the 12 sent to court were arrested, including Murat Aksoy, Atilla Taş, Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu and Mutlu Çölgeçen, over “helping an organization intentionally without being involved in its hierarchy.”
Gökçe, İskender Yunus Tiryaki, Levent Arap and Ayhan Şimşek were released on condition of judicial control.
Gökçe was reportedly asked about tweets he shared a year ago while his testimony was taken.