Turkey's Erdogan says does not respect court ruling on journalists

By REUTERS
February 28, 2016 14:00

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he did not respect or accept a constitutional court ruling that the detention of two journalists from a leading opposition newspaper had violated their rights.

Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gul were released pending trial on Friday after the constitutional court ruling.

Their arrest last November, after Cumhuriyet published video footage purporting to show the state intelligence agency helping send weapons to Islamists in Syria, drew international condemnation and concern about media freedom in Turkey.


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