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.