Turkish authorities may have cancelled thousands of journalists' passports, although an official number is not known, according to the same article by Baydar, reproduced in Index.
Baydar also writes that Kurdish journalist Şermin Soydan "is now charged with lifetime imprisonment stemming from a single news report... titled The Secret Document on Operation to Gever, which details the security operations in Yüksekova, in Hakkari province." With 21 pages, the indictment in Soydan's case goes as far as accusing her of being a member of a terrorist group.
In the aftermath of the coup attempt in Turkey last month, the country has been facing a frightening wave of arrests. Within two weeks, at least 131 media outlets had been shut down and many journalists were facing detention.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is on a mission to cleanse his country from individuals and institutions which allegedly undermine his power and have connections to the so-called Gülen movement. Thousands of soldiers and generals, judges, other civil servants and many academics have already been expelled and partly detained. In a recent rally, Erdoğan told the more than one million people gathered that he would support the return of the death penalty - outlawed in Turkey in 1984 - pending parliamentary approval.