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Has Erdogan confused freedom of expression with spying?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan takes a swipe at the authority of Turkey's high court by criticizing its decision to free journalists he says are spies.
A demonstrator holds newspaper read "Black day of the press" during a protest outside the Cumhuriyet newspaper in Istanbul, Turkey, November 27, 2015.  Around 2,000 people protested on Friday over the arrest of two prominent journalists on charges of espionage and terrorist propaganda, a case that has revived long-standing criticism of Turkey's record on press freedom under President Tayyip Erdogan. REUTERS/Osman Orsal  - RTX1W3XS

Turkey’s “strongman” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is going the extra mile in his trajectory of authoritarianism by challenging a Constitutional Court ruling.

The Constitutional Court issued a ruling Feb. 25 on the case of two imprisoned journalists, Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dundar and the daily's Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gul. The pair had been behind bars for the past three months, accused of espionage because of a news story that included images showing weapon transfers from Turkey to Syrian jihadi opposition factions.

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