Veteran journalist gets suspended sentence on terrorism charges
Istanbul’s 22nd Court for Serious Crimes today sentenced veteran journalist Hasan Cemal to a suspended sentence of one year and three months in prison on charges of “making propaganda for a [terrorist] organization,” the news website Özgürüz reported. The court found that Cemal’s July 11, 2016, column for the website T24 constituted propaganda for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Turkey classes as a terrorist group. The column memorialized slain PKK commander Feyman Hüseyin, whom Cemal had met and interviewed.
[February 14, 2017]