Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Turkey's failure to free a journalist accused of links to a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, flouting an order by the highest court, pitches the country into a constitutional crisis, a lawyer for the journalist said Monday.Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled last week that two jailed journalists, Mehmet Altan and Sahin Alpay, be released after more than a year in jail. The former head of the Istanbul bar has said the case shows that "not a trace of justice" remains in Turkey.Cengiz said he would take the case to the European Court of Human Rights if Altan were not released soon.
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