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Turkey Sends 27-Year-Old Journalist to Prison

A Turkish court has sentenced a journalist to more than 27 years in prison for spying and supporting terrorism.


 Journalist Can Dundar, who previously fled and sought refuge in Germany because of his alleged links and opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the court said he was involved in helping armed groups in Syria.


 In May 2016, Dundar, 59, was sentenced to five years in prison for leaking classified information about Turkey's support for the Syrian rebels.


 However, in 2018, Turkey's Supreme Court overturned the ruling and ordered a retrial on espionage charges.


 The court on Wednesday ruled that Dundar was linked to the US-based Islamic State terrorist group Fethullah Gulen, and found him guilty of espionage and exposure. inaccurate information, evidence that allowed him to be sentenced to 27 years in prison.


 Turkey's move has long been criticized by human rights groups, journalists and the international community.news chyzondesign please shere thank you for reading my article

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