Turkish newspaper editor in court for 'espionage' after revealing weapon convoy to Syrian militants
Date Written: 2015-11-26
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18465
The prosecution has asked to imprison Editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper pending trial for espionage and treason. In May, the outlet published photos of weapons it said were then transferred to Syria by Turkey's intelligence agency. Turkish national intelligence is smuggling weapons into Syria and has been caught in the past.