In this Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, waves as he leaves a prison car outside the Silivri prison near Istanbul. (AP Photo/Can Erok, FILE)
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Two top Turkish journalists go on trial Friday accused of espionage and other serious crimes and facing possible life in prison over a story about Turkey's role in the Syrian conflict that infuriated strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The pair have already spent three months in pre-trial detention over the story in the leading opposition newspaper in May, which accused the government of seeking to illicitly deliver arms to rebels in Syria.Prosecutors have asked for the journalists to be sentenced to two life terms and 30 additional years.Almost 2,000 people have been prosecuted for "insulting" Erdogan since the former premier became president in August 2014, Turkey's justice minister said earlier this month.
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