Mehmet Baransu, who is only doing his job properly – investigating and reporting – faces nearly 20 different court cases over articles he wrote, mainly about the military in Turkey. He’s for example accused of publishing records about the PKK raid on the Aktütün Police Station. The case begins on 18 November. Baransu: "If the General Staff spreads the news is not a crime - is it a crime if it is me who spreads it?"
The main Dogan newspapers, seven in total, which is under scrutiny over tax fraud accused by Treasury of Turkey and Sabah, which backs the government all the time , are both silent over this issue.