Top Turkish court orders release of jailed Cumhuriyet journalists
Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:55 a.m. CDT
FILE PHOTO: A security personnel stands guard at the headquarters of Cumhuriyet newspaper, an opposition secularist daily, in Istanbul, Turk
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals ordered on Thursday the release of six former employees of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper who were jailed on terrorism-related charges, two of the newspaper’s lawyers said.
The top court’s ruling that the journalists should be released is binding and the lawyers told Reuters they expected it to be implemented immediately.
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The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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