Turkey arrests prominent journalist on espionage charges

Turkey Arrests Prominent Journalist on Espionage Charges: Anadolu - The New  York Times

 A Turkish court has jailed a prominent opposition journalist from an online news outlet pending trial on “military and political espionage”, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday.

Muyesser Yildiz, the Ankara news editor for the OdaTV online news portal, was detained on Monday. She was formally arrested on Thursday following her questioning.

Ismail Dukel, Ankara representative of broadcaster TELE1, who was also detained along with Yildiz and questioned, was released, Anadolu said. An army sergeant detained with them was also jailed, it said without elaborating.

A lawyer for Yildiz was not immediately available to comment.

OdaTV, an online news outlet, has been critical of President Tayyip Erdogan’s government. Turkey ranks among the top jailers of journalists across the world.

source: reuters

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