Demonstrators hold a banner reading 'Youths rebel against detention and arrests' as they chant slogans denouncing a suicide bombing in the Turkish border town of Suruc that killed 32 activists in Ankara on July 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN
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Turkish prosecutors Tuesday asked for jail sentences of up to seven and a half years for 18 journalists on charges of making propaganda for a terrorist group after publishing a picture from an Istanbul hostage siege.The journalists charged from nine different newspapers included the editor-in-chief of the pro-opposition Cumhuriyet daily Can Dundar who has repeatedly locked horns with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz was held hostage by two captors linked to the Marxist Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) at his office at Istanbul's main Palace of Justice on March 31 .
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