An Istanbul court on Friday resumed trial against exiled journalist, Can Dundar over allegations of terrorism and espionage, with Dundar’s lawyer Abbas Yalcin telling dpa that a verdict is expected.
The prosecutor has asked for a sentence of up to 35 years over supporting a terrorist organisation and “military or political espionage.’’
Dundar, who’s being tried in absentia, fled to Germany in 2016 to escape legal charges.
The Friday’s trial is a 2015 news report by local daily Cumhuriyet containing information about Turkish intelligence sending arms shipments to Islamist rebels in Syria. At the time, Dundar was editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet.
An Istanbul court recently declared Dundar a fugitive, seizing all his assets in Turkey.
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