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Turkey Imprisons Journalists Reveal The Military Intervention In Libya

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Turkish journalists and officers were imprisoned who revealed information about the military intervention in Libya

 

Yesterday (Monday), a Turkish court sentenced journalists Maysar Yildiz and Ismail Dokil to prison for revealing state secrets, after they exposed the crimes of the Turkish occupation and the military intervention in Libya.

 

The Turkish Anadolu Agency said, in statements today, that “Yildiz”, the news editor in Ankara for the OdaTV news site, was sentenced to 3 years and 7 months in prison. While, “Dokin”, representative of the Ankara TV station TELE1, was sentenced to one year and 15 days in prison.

 

According to the official Turkish agency, the court sentenced Erdal Baran, the military officer, to seven years and six months in prison for “divulging state secrets” with Yildiz and Dokil.

 

During the judgment hearing on March 8, the Supreme Court in Ankara asked the journalists if they had anything to say before the verdict was announced. Yildiz replied, saying, “This case is a case of revenge,” while Dokil referred to the case on It as a “political issue”.

 

Yildiz, Dokil, and Baran were arrested by Turkish authorities in June 2020 as part of an investigation conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office in Ankara.

 

The court formally arrested Yildiz and Baran on June 12, 2020. However, it ruled for Dokil to be released pending the case. 

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