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    Turkish Court Rules for Journalists' For Terrorism Propaganda

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    A Turkish court has ruled for arrest of two journalists and a human rights activist on Monday for "spreading terrorism propaganda," local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Turkish Minute portal, Sebnem Korur Fincanci, Ahmet Nesin and Erol Onderoglu have been serving as temporary editors-in-chief for the Ozgur Gundem daily which has recently experienced pressure from Ankara.

    Turkey's crackdown on journalists and restrictions on freedom of speech have been condemned by the international community, including the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, Russia and the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) organization.

    Turkey ranks 151st out of 180 countries in the RSF 2016 press freedom index.


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