Published On: Fri, Mar 9th, 2018

Turkish court sentences at least twenty-five scribes


As many as twenty-five journalists has been sentenced by the Turkish court for supporting the failed coup which, as per the present autocratic regime, was masterminded by US-based Muslim religious leader Fethullah Gulen.

As per the report, all of those convicted have been the workers of those media outlets which have a soft attitude towards the US-based cleric.

At least twenty-three of the twenty-five journalists who have been languished in the Turkish prison have been given a harsher sentence of seven years.

Fortunately, two of them have been graded a minor sentence; the minor sentence are often given in the rarest of the rare occasions by the Turkish court in the terrorism-related cases, considering the fact that the Arab country is no longer tolerant to any kinds of dissents.

In this country, the unjustifiable act of stifling the voice of those who speak, act, write or, even, think against the ruling regime with the help of authoritarian powers is a new normal.

In the aftermath of the failed coup, several politicians, activists, journalists, government officials, teachers and many others coming from differed professions have been languished in the Turkish jails.

It is the high time for the International organisations and super powers to intervene in the issue to find a proper solution. The multilateral unions like the EU and the super powers such as France and Germany have already expressed their concerns about the growing number of human rights violations reported from the Arab country.


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Turkish court sentences at least twenty-five scribes