TURKEY JAILS 25 JOURNALISTS FOR ALLEGE PARTAKERS OF FAILED COUP 2016 - PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC NEWS

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TURKEY JAILS 25 JOURNALISTS FOR ALLEGE PARTAKERS OF FAILED COUP 2016




Turkey, Istanbul Court sent 25 journalists into prison over links to the group blamed by Turkish authorities for the 2016 failed coup. This is a mass trial of media personalities detained after the putsch advanced.
Twenty-three of the journalists were convicted of membership of an armed terror group while two more on lesser charges. The convicted journalists were accused working and linked to a group of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, who allegedly manufactured coup de etat.  Gulen had links to other media institutions allegedly had participation on the failed coup.
Gulen denied the accusations. A total of 19 of the suspects were already being held in jail ahead of the verdict.




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