In new blow to media freedoms in Turkey, a court on Thursday ordered two prominent opposition journalists jailed pending trial over charges of willingly aiding an armed group and of espionage for revealing state secrets for their reports on alleged arms smuggling to Syria.

Two editors from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper face lengthy jail sentences for alleging that Ankara’s intelligence agency was supplying weapons

WikiLeaks Slams Prosecution of Turkish Reporters for Arms Convoy Coverage
Sputnik International
The prosecution of two Cumhuriyet newspaper journalists byTurkey after the publication of photos of trucks transporting weapons to Syrian opposition groups is wrong, the WikiLeakswhistleblowing website said Thursday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier on .

Two prominent Turkish journalists were arrested yesterday (26 November) on charges of assisting terrorists, CNN Turk said, after they published footage that purported to show the state intelligence agency helping send weapons to Syria.


Turkish journalists charged with spying

Two prominent Turkish journalists have been charged with espionage after alleging that Turkey’s secret services sent arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.
HDP, CHP, and Presidency of İstanbul Bar Association have strongly condemned arrest of journalists Dündar and Gül.
Two journalists detained after story alleging intelligence officers oversaw trucks with weapons destined for Syria.
Turkey’s left-wing opposition has strongly condemned the arrest of two prominent journalists on charges of assisting terrorists, with the leaders of both the CHP and the HDP arguing the “unlawful” decision was personally imposed by PresidentErdoğan

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