Image Credit: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey News | Journalists

Turkish journalists face espionage and pro-terrorism charges after publishing investigative report
  • Can Dundar and Erdem Gul face the possibility of life imprisonment without parole for publishing a report alleging Turkish officials sent weapons to aid opposition fighters in Syria.
  • Cumhuriyet, a secular opposition newspaper led by Dundar, published the report including photos and video of the alleged weapons delivery in May 2015.
  • PM Tayyep Erdogan confirmed that the photos showed trucks belonging to Turkey’s intelligence agency but insisted they were delivering aid to the embattled Turkmen minority in Syria.

Read more:
Turkish court to seek life without parole for prominent journalists” (Reuters)
Detained Turkish reporters defiant over espionage claim” (BBC)

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