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Turkey newspaper staff walk free after over eight months jail

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In Turkey, seven staff members from the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet walked free from jail today after remaining in jail for over eight months. They expressed hope that their four colleagues, still in prison, would be released soon.

An Istanbul court yesterday ordered the release of the seven people in the trial but kept some journalists in jail.

The staff members from the newspaper, one of the few voices in the media in Turkey to oppose Erdogan, had been charged with aiding terror groups in accusations denounced as absurd by supporters.

Those freed have been released under judicial control, meaning they will have to report regularly to the authorities and remain charged.

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