Turkey's President and leader of ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the members of his ruling party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
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A Turkish court Friday sentenced six journalists, including two prominent brothers, to life in jail for aiding plotters of a 2016 failed coup, state media said, a sharp turnaround after the country's highest court ordered one of the men released.The constitutional court, Turkey's highest, had previously ruled for Mehmet Altan's release, saying that his detention amounted to the violation of his rights.The sentencing came on the same day that another Turkish court ordered the release of Deniz Yucel, a German-Turkish journalist who spent just over a year in pre-trial detention without an indictment, in a case that tested relations between Ankara and Berlin.
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