Turkish man goes on trial for plot to kill rabbis

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish news agency on Wednesday said a court has released a man whom prosecutors accuse of plotting to murder Jewish rabbis and the Istanbul-based leader of the world's Orthodox Christians.
The Anatolia agency said suspect Ismet Recber was freed pending the outcome of the trial following the first hearing Wednesday.
Recber, a carpenter, faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of plotting to kill Patriarch Bartholomew I. He denies the accusations.