According to some counts, in particular in the attempted coup, the journalists were acquitted, Reuters reports. According to the Agency AFP, a similar decision was made at a point about espionage. The case of the membership of journalists in a terrorist group is allocated in separate manufacture and will be considered in court later, writes Reuters. This means that journalists still remain at large.

On the day of sentencing, an unidentified man shot several times in Dündar at the courthouse, but the journalist was not injured. It is reported that the shooter was arrested.

Can Dundar Erdem and Gul were detained on 24 November 2015, two days later a warrant was issued for their arrest. The complaint against Dündar Gul and filed personally by the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The occasion was the publication in Cumhuriyet in may 2015 photos, allegedly proving that Turkey supplied weapons existing in Syria of the Islamist terrorist group. The hearings were held behind closed doors,