Turkish newspaper editor in court for 'espionage' after revealing weapon convoy to Syrian militants
26 November, 2015
A Turkish prosecutor asked a court to imprison the editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper pending trial for espionage and treason. In May, the outlet published photos of weapons it said were then transferred to Syria by Turkey’s intelligence agency.
Besides the editor, Can Dündar, the prosecution said it is seeking the same pre-trial restrictions for Cumhuriyet’s representative in Ankara, Erdem Gül.
From Turkish media
The editor-in-chief of the Cumhuriyet daily, Can Dündar, and the paper's Ankara representative Erdem Gül have been arrested on charges of being members of a terror organization, espionage and revealing confidential documents -- charges that could see them spend life in prison.
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