Ahead of EU-Turkey summit, prospects of normalisation uncertain

Source:The Arab Weekly Date:11Mar2018

Even as Sik and Sabuncu left prison, courts in Turkey continued their crackdown on dissent. Also on March 9, Turkey’s top appeals court in Ankara ordered the retrial of Can Dundar, another former editor of Cumhuriyet, and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gul, seeking up to 20 years in prison for espionage. A day earlier, another court sentenced 25 journalists from former pro-Gulen media outlets to prison sentences of up to seven-and-a-half years each.