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Turkish court releases detained journalists, issues prison sentences pending appeals

In a mixed verdict, three Turkish journalists charged with revealing state secrets were released from jail during a trial Wednesday.

ISTANBUL — After six months behind bars, three Turkish journalists accused of revealing national security secrets were ordered released from prison following a trial in the Istanbul 34th Heavy Penal Court Wednesday.

Oda TV editor-in-chief Baris Pehlivan, reporter Hulya Kilinc and Yenicag newspaper columnist Murat Agirel were released with travel restrictions but face prison sentences pending appeals.

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