Turkey hands opposition lawmaker 25 years jail time in espionage case

June 14, 2017 16:00
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ANKARA - Turkish court sentenced on spying charges main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Enis Berberoglu to 25 years in prison on Wednesday, Turkish television channels reported.

Berberoglu, who became the first CHP lawmaker to be handed prison time, was accused of providing Cumhuriyet newspaper with video purporting to show Turkey's intelligence agency trucking weapons into Syria.

A report in Cumhuriyet newspaper in May 2015 said that trucks allegedly owned by Turkey's state intelligence service, were found to contain weapons and ammunition that were headed for Syria when they were stopped and searched in southern Turkey in early 2014.

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