Properties belonging to eight of the media outlets that the Turkish government seized under post-coup emergency rule have been put up for sale by the state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) on June 22.
In a statement on Thursday, TMSF listed properties belonging to Can Erzincan, Barış and Ört TV stations, and Nazar, Yerel Bakış, Turgutlu Havadis, Taraf newspapers along with Ozgur Radio station to be sold at auction.
TMSF also said broadcasting licenses of Can Erzincan, Baris and Ört television stations are to be sold as well.
Six of 8 media outlets TMSF put up for sale on Thursday were also listed among 9 companies that would be sold, in a separate announcement on May 31, this year.
A total of 942 companies with a total value of TL 40.5 billion [$11.45 billion] in assets have been transferred to TMSF since a July 15, 2016 coup attempt. The companies in question were mostly targeted as part of a sweeping state crackdown against the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the coup attempt. The movement strongly denies any involvement.
Among the seized companies are more than 160 media outlets that used to have critical editorial policies toward the government.