Properties belonging to nine 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).
In a statement on Sept 5, TMSF listed properties belonging to TV 10 and IMC TV stations, and Meydan, Yarina Bakis, Yeni Hayat, Manset, Demokrat Gebze and Bizim Kocaeli newspapers along with Radyo Nur radio station to be sold at auction.
Meanwhile, nearly 1,000 companies with a total value of $12 billion in assets have been seized and then transferred to the state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) since the 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 denies involvement in the failed takeover.
Among the seized companies are more than 187 media outlets, most of which used to have critical editorial policies toward the government.