Can Dündar And Erdem Gül Jailed For Five Years 10 Monts
An Istanbul court on Friday jailed Turkish opposition journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul for five years 10 months.
The two men were acquitted of espionage but were found guilty on charges of revealing state secrets.
Can Dundar and Erdem Gul, journalists from Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper, have been convicted on charges of “revealing state secrets” and sentenced to over five years in prison by an Istanbul court.
Dundar,editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper, was sentenced to five years and ten months in prison, while his colleague, who headed the paper’s Ankara bureau, got five years behind bars,The Turkish court has reportedly acquitted them on some of the charges, including that of “coup attempt,” according to the newspaper.The two had also faced life sentences for publishing their report which claims that Turkey has delivered weapons to terrorists in Syria.
Earlier in March, the court named Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as the complainant in the case. The hearings were held in secret.
The case of the two journalists, who faced charges for revealing state secrets, espionage, and aiding a terrorist group, has drawn international attention since the Erdogan critics were jailed last year.