Turkish journalists stand trial for revealing state secrets

Two Turkish journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul of Cumhuriyet newspaper stood trial in a closed door proceeding on Friday on allegations that they revealed state secrets and aided a terrorist organization with a report on arms smuggling to Syria.

 

If the two are found guilty and convicted they could get sentenced to life in prison. According to Turkish authorities, they believe the 2014 report aided US based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his movement.

 

The report featured images implicating the Turkish government of allowing trucks full of arms to enter Syria essentially accusing them of arms smuggling.
Several rights organizations have pressured the Turkish government to drop the charges against the Dundar and Gul.

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