Dündar escapes assassination attempt but can not escape being sentenced to 5 years…

Turkish Journalists Sentenced to 5 Years

Hours after one of them was the target of an assassination attempt, the Turkish journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul were sentenced to over five years in prison for selling “state secrets.”

Gunman arrested after shooting at Turkish journalist Can Dündar – video

A man is restrained after attempting to shoot Turkish journalist Can Dündar outside a court in Istanbul. Dündar was waiting for the verdict in his trial on charges of revealing state secrets. Police are seen arriving at the scene and arresting the gunman. Dündar was unharmed but a reporter has reportedly been injured

Following the quick and a bit sad stepping down of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan said on May 6 that there will be no turning back from his target of shifting from a parliamentarian system to strong presidential system
Responding to calls for Turkey to bring its security laws into line with European Union norms, the Turkish president said his country “will not change its antiterror law for the sake of a visa deal.”

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