Turkey court orders release of seven suspects in Cumhuriyet trial

An Istanbul court today ordered the release of seven suspects in the controversial trial of staff from the Cumhuriyet opposition newspaper.

Published: 28th July 2017 11:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2017 11:27 PM   |  A+A-

Journalists and activists gather outside the court protesting against the trial of journalists and staff from the Cumhuriyet newspaper (AP)

By PTI

ISTANBUL: An Istanbul court today ordered the release of seven suspects in the controversial trial of staff from the Cumhuriyet opposition newspaper but said other prominent defendants should be kept in jail.

 The seven, including cartoonist Musa Kart, will be released under judicial supervision, meaning they have to report to the authorities regularly ahead of the next hearing on September 11.

However the judge ordered that four other suspects including the prominent commentator Kadri Gursel and investigative journalist Ahmet Sik -- should remain in custody.
 

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