Turkish court jails four in pro-Kurdish newspaper trial, lawyer says

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Mon, 2021-02-15 10:47

ISTANBUL: A Turkish court handed jail sentences on Monday to four employees of a now-defunct pro-Kurdish newspaper on terrorism charges, a lawyer in the case said, describing the verdict as politically motivated.
Ozgur Gundem newspaper was among more than 130 media outlets the government closed during a state of emergency it declared following a failed military coup in July 2016, in a crackdown whose scale alarmed Ankara’s Western allies and rights groups.

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