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Turkish court sentences 6 journalists to life – report

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced three prominent journalists to life in jail on charges of aiding the network blamed for a failed coup in 2016, TRT Haber television reports. The ruling came even after Turkey’s highest court had ordered the release of one of them. Mehmet Altan, an economics professor and journalist, and his journalist brother Ahmet, were charged with giving coded messages in a television talk show a day before the abortive July 15 military coup, Reuters said. Nazli Ilicak, another veteran journalist, was also handed life imprisonment. Three other defendants were also sentenced to life for trying to abolish the constitution and overthrow the government.