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After being shutdown, now the properties of Özgür Radio are seized

Properties in the building of Özgür Radio, which was closed down by a State of Emergency decree, were seized by the TMSF (Savings Deposit Insurance Fund) according to etha news agency. All work equipment, from broadcast equipment to garbage cans, were loaded on the transport trucks of the TMSF and taken away. “Our radio first was closed with a State of Emergency Decree (OHAL KHK) and now our building is being looted.” said Derya Okatan, the broadcasting coordinator of the radio.

The properties of Özgür radio, which was shut down by an emergency decree were seized

Earlier, all the properties in the radio’s building were identified and counted, in the presence of  officials from the TMSF and TRT. Today, a transport truck was brought in front of the building in order to take away these properties.

The street where the radio’s building was located in Kadıköy Acıbadem was closed by the riot police while all the equipments on the radio station were being removed by the officers.  All work equipment, from broadcast equipment to garbage cans, were loaded on the transport trucks of the TMSF and taken away.

Okatan declared claimed that this was an infringement of their property rights and claimed that the state was looting their building.

In an interview with the ETHA, Okatan, reminded that the radio was closed on October 4, 2016 with an emergency state decree and said “Free Radio had been unlawfully closed along with other 23 TV and radio channels. We had several initiatives during the emergency period but all laws are ignored under the emergency decree. Thus, the attempts we have made to get the radio back were rejected.”

She also added: “After the shutdown of the radio, now, the radio’s properties are being taken away.” Okatan claimed that the street was closed by the police and that they were prevented from enter. The TMSF and TRT officials entered the building, following that, all work equipment, from broadcast equipment to garbage cans, were loaded on the transport trucks of the TMSF and taken away.

 

Şeref Güçlü

Editör: Denizalp Göktaş

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