Journalists' Trial Puts Spotlight on Media Freedom in Turkey

In a packed Istanbul courthouse the trial of 17 journalists, accused of being involved in July’s failed coup, got underway Monday.  All are facing long sentences, including life if convicted. Prosecutors allege the journalists belong to a network of followers of the U.S.-based Turkish Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey's government blames for the coup attempt. Nazli Ilicak is a leading newspaper columnist who rejected the accusations, telling the court she was a supporter of...

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