Turkey jails two opposition journalists

Turkey jails two opposition journalists

An Istanbul court on Friday jailed two opposition journalists on hugely controversial charges of revealing state secrets, media reported, in a trial that has become a lightning rod for concerns about eroding press freedoms in Turkey.

Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of leading opposition daily Cumhuriyet, was sentenced to five years 10 months, while his Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gul was handed five years in prison, television stations said.

The two men were acquitted of espionage but were found guilty of revealing state secrets over a story accusing the government of seeking to illicitly deliver arms bound for Syria.


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