Seven of the media outlets Turkish government seized under post-coup emergency rule have been put up for sale by the state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF).
In a statement on May 31, TMSF listed properties belonging to Can Erzincan, Barış and Ört TV stations, Cuma, Herkül FM and Ört FM radio stations along with Nazar, Yerel Bakış and Turgutlu Havadis newspapers to be sold in auctions.
A total of 922 companies with a total value of TL 40.8 billion [$11.46 billion] in assets have been transferred to TMSF since the 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.
Among the seized companies are more than 160 media outlets that used to have critical editorial policy toward the government.