Turkish journalists Dündar and Gül face life sentence

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People chant anti-government slogans and hold Cumhuriyet newspaper as they gathered in front Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet publishing house, in support of Can Dundar and Erdem Gul who were arrested by an Istanbul court in Istanbul, Turkey, 27 November 2015. The editor in chief of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet and its Ankara correspondent were arrested on 26 November after publishing a report about the delivery of weapons from Turkey to extremists in Syria. Editor Can Dundar and journalist Erdem Gul of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, which is critical of the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, face charges of belong to a terrorist group and espionage.

The two Turkish journalists reported that the Turkish government, tried to ship arms to fundamentalists in Syria


Turkish prosecutors demanded life sentences for journalists, Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, because they reported that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government tried to ship arms to Islamists in Syria.

AFP news agency reported that the two journalists who worked for the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper was charged with the crime of revealing state secrets.  According to the Turkish Dogan news agency, the prosecutors asked the Istanbul court to sentence both journalists with life sentence, meanin...


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