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12:00 AM, February 15, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:22 AM, February 15, 2020

Erdogan acquitted in terror trial

A Turkish court yesterday acquitted renowned novelist Asli Erdogan on charges of membership of an armed terror organisation. The court in Istanbul also acquitted Erdogan, who is living in exile in Germany, of disrupting the unity of the state, and dropped charges of spreading terror propaganda. Erdogan, whose books have been translated into various different languages, was an occasional columnist for pro-Kurdish newspaper Ozgur Gundem. Turkish authorities accused the paper -- where Asli worked as a literary adviser -- of being a mouthpiece for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

 

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