This file photo shows a handout picture taken on June 3, 2015 and released by Turkey's Cumhuriyet daily on Nov. 26, 2015 of Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dundar posing outside the newspaper headquarters in Istanbul. / AFP / CUMHURIYET / VEDAT ARIK
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Turkey's top court ruled Thursday that detaining two journalists from an opposition newspaper had violated their rights, and the newspaper's acting editor-in-chief said their release was expected soon.The arrest of Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gul last November drew international condemnation and revived concern about media freedom in Turkey under President Tayyip Erdogan.Cumhuriyet's managing director Akin Atalay told Reuters that under normal circumstances the two would be released later on Thursday after the constitutional court ruled rights had been violated but their release might be delayed to Friday because the court that would order their release was already in session.
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