Properties belonging to 12 media outlets that the Turkish government seized under post-coup emergency rule, were put up for sale by the state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) on October 27.
In a statement on Friday, TMSF listed properties belonging to Adana Medya Newspaper, Art Tv ve Art Radio, Haber Radio Ege, Herkül Fm, Htv Hayat TV, Kanal 24 TV, Nazar newspaper, Özgür Gündem newspaper, Özgür Radio, Taraf Daily, Uşak Radio Klas and Yeni Emek Newspaper to be sold at auction.
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 group, 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.