İsmail Saymaz

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İsmail Saymaz
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Born (1980-07-11) July 11, 1980 (age 38)
Rize, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Journalist
Years active 2010-present

İsmail Saymaz (born 11 July 1980, in Rize[1]) is a Turkish investigative journalist for the newspaper Radikal (since May 2002).[1] He has published articles and books on the Turkish deep state and Ergenekon, including a 2011 book on links between the 2007 Zirve Publishing House massacre and the 2006 killing of Andrea Santoro,[2][3] and another 2011 book on former police chief Hanefi Avcı.[4] He has won a number of awards for his work.

Saymaz is one of a number of journalists charged in relation to reporting on the Ergenekon trials for "violating the secrecy of an investigation". In late 2010 he was involved in 12 legal cases carrying a total prison term of 97 years,[5] beginning with five stories printed in early 2010, each with a potential sentence of nine years.[5] beginning with five stories printed in early 2010, each with a potential sentence of nine years.[6]

Books[edit]

  • Postmodern Cihat ("Postmodern Jihad"), Kalkedon Yayıncılık, 2010.[5]
  • Nefret - Malatya: Bir Milli Mutabakat Cinayeti ("Hate - Malatya: A Murder of National Consensus"), Kalkedon Yayıncılık, 2011.
  • Hanefi Yoldaş: Gizli Örgüt Nasıl Çökertilir?, Kalkedon Yayıncılık, 2011.
  • Oğlumu Öldürdünüz Arz Ederim - 12 Eylül'ün Beş Öyküsü: İnciraltı Katliamı, Cemil Kırbayır, Cengiz Aksakal, Nurettin Yedigöl, Maraş'ta Dört Yürek, Postacı Yayınevi, 2012
  • Sıfır Tolerans: Polisin Eline Düşünce, İletişim Yayınevi, 2012.

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