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Defendants: Ali Ahmet Böken

Media Outlet and Position: TRT – News Channel Coordinator

Status: Imprisoned

Facility: Sincan L Type Prison, Ankara

Accusations: Membership in a terrorist organisation

Charges: 7,5 up to 15 years

Court: Ankara 18. High Criminal Court

Case Background: 

Ali Ahmet Böken, a former TRT News Coordinator, was arrested as part of a purge of journalists allegedly linked to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gülen. Accused of “membership in a terrorist organisation”, he faces up to 15 years in prison. Böken was also a former columnist for now-closed Samanyolu TV, which was allegedly linked to the Gülen movement.