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