Turkish court hands sentences to journalist for criticising Erdogan, officials

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Turkish journalist was handed a suspended sentence of two years and five months in prison on Thursday for insulting Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, a court ruling seen by Reuters showed.

Husnu Mahalli, a prominent journalist who also writes columns in the opposition newspaper Sozcu, will not be sent to jail due to time already served and as the ruling is up for appeal.

The Turkish court also handed Mahalli a suspended sentence of one year and eight months for insulting public officials.

Mahalli will only serve the lesser...


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Turkish court hands sentences to journalist for criticising Erdogan, officials


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