After such allegations and a year without indictment, Mr. Yücel is released. I have used “order” and “sentence” referring to NYT piece below. Of course, Turkish judiciary is independent and there cannot be an order from above…
Sentencing over alleged role in failed putsch condemned as showing disregard for rule of law
A Turkish court has sentenced six defendants, including three prominent journalists, to life in prison over allegations of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt, drawing fierce condemnation from the UN and press freedom advocates.
After spending just over a year behind bars without charge, Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yucel was released from a Turkish jail on February 16. Just hours later, six other journalists in the country were issued a life sentence for “or attempting to overthrow the constitutional order”.
Aruş Taş, a silversmith in Istanbul’s historic Grand Bazaar, has witnessed decades of economic and social upheaval. But the crackdown wrought by a failed military coup in 2016 has been among the most wrenching, he says. Friends and
The Turkish Labor and Social Security Ministry on Feb. 13 has announced that 27 workers have been killed in the construction of Istanbul’s third airport, disputing recent media reports that 400 workers died in the works. “Some 27 workers