Web Desk(April 26, 2018): A Turkish court has sentenced fifteen employees of a newspaper to prison on terrorism charges. Three of the journalists on trial were acquitted.
They were arrested during a crackdown after a failed coup in July 2016.
Reports say sentences for those convicted range from two-and-a-half years to seven-and-a-half years.
It may recalled that, On 15 July 2016, a coup was attempted in Turkey against state institutions, including the government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The attempt was carried out by a faction within the Turkish Armed Forces that organized themselves as the Peace at Home Council.During the coup, over 300 people were killed 38 and more than 2,100 were injured. Many government buildings, including the Turkish Parliament and the Presidential Palace, were bombed from the air.
The coup was failed with the courage of people of Turkey, who stood in front of the army.