Turkey seeks jail terms for two Bloomberg reporters

Source:Financial Times Date:14Jun2019

With great sadness for the demise of freedom of press, I post this news:
Prosecutors are seeking a jail term of between two and five years for the Istanbul-based reporters, their company said on Thursday. Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalinkilic are accused of seeking to undermine Turkey’s economic stability for a story, published in August, about the impact of a sharp plunge in the value of Turkish lira on the country’s banking sector. The prosecution was launched at the behest of Turkey’s banking regulation and supervision agency (BRSA). Alongside the pair, 36 others have also been charged for commenting on the story on social media or about the Turkish economy and banks.