ISTANBUL

A Turkish court on Friday ruled jail term for seven employees of Turkish daily Sozcu on charges of assisting Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) — the group behind the 2016 defeated coup — a judicial source said.

Heavy Penal Court No. 37 in Istanbul sentenced the suspects to prison over the charge of “willfully assisting a terrorist organization”.

Two correspondents, Emin Colasan and Necati Dogru were sentenced to three years and six months in prison.

The daily’s website editor Mustafa Cetin and chief editor Metin Yilmaz were sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

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