Journalists Hale Gönültaş and Özgür Paksoy were threatened due to their news coverage.
Reporting the news on the sexual abuse of soldiers against a 14-year-old girl in Uludere district of Şırnak, Paksoy was recently called by relatives of the suspects via phone and threatened. Gönültaş, on the other hand, was threatened due to his news on a girl who was kidnapped by ISIS in Shingal and later sold in Ankara. The person, who called the journalist on the phone, was indicated to have given the open home address of the journalist and said, “Jihad will come to this country. Behave accordingly.”