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Turkey Sentences Critical Journalists to Prison

Turkey Sentences Critical Journalists to Prison

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Friday convicted six journalists and one other employee of an independent newspaper of aiding the network of a U.S.-based cleric who is accused of masterminding the failed coup in 2016, the state-run news agency reported.
The seven were accused of supporting the coup through their work for the newspaper Sozcu, which has been extremely critical of the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They all reject the accusations and are expected to appeal the verdicts.
The Turkish Journalists Syndicate says at least 108 journalists or media sector employees are currently in prison. (AP News)