Jailed Turkish journalists freed after top court ruled their rights violated

Today’s Zaman reports Turkey’s Constitutional Court ordered the release of two prominent Turkish journalists who were imprisoned after the Cumhuriyet newspaper published photos of Turkish intelligence transporting arms to Syria. Cumhuriyet’s editor-in-chief, Can Dündar, and its Ankara representative, Erdem Gül, were freed early Friday. Two other journalists are still facing possible life sentences, though, and they are due to begin trial next month. Erdogan says he will not forgive Cumhuriyet’s reporting.


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